It's called the "prairie chicken," but nobody really intends to eat a sage grouse.
The bird is a focus of controversy in Oregon's high desert, with conservation groups seeking greater protection for it and resource-use groups trying to reduce regulations.
The latter category includes the Oregon Farm Bureau. Mary Ann Cooper from the Bureau visits.
Tom Sharp is a rancher and the chair of the Oregon Cattlemen's Association's Endangered Species Committee.
They join us with the farmer/rancher perspective on the sage grouse, prior to a federal deadline for comment on December 1.
We hear a pro-protection view from the Oregon Natural Desert Association on Tuesday.