It turns out small birds can lead to large and heated debates. Think spotted owl, marbled murrelet, and sage grouse.
The grouse, the so-called "prairie chicken," is a candidate for federal protection, but the feds declined to put it on the Endangered Species list.
And now the Trump administration wants to make sure grouse protection does not get in the way of economic activity in the West. A deadline for comment on federal plans comes on December 1.
The Oregon Natural Desert Association is making sure the Interior Department hears plenty of comment. ONDA's conservation director, Dan Morse, visits.