Biologists point to the expense of a program of raising and releasing endangered Attwater prairie chickens as a reason not to do the same with lesser prairie chickens. The Texas program costs more than $1,000 per released bird, of which about 16 percent survive.
Biologists point to the expense of a program of raising and releasing endangered Attwater prairie chickens as a reason not to do the same with lesser prairie chickens. The Texas program costs more than $1,000 per released bird, of which about 16 percent survive. Courtesy photo
Biologists point to the expense of a program of raising and releasing endangered Attwater prairie chickens as a reason not to do the same with lesser prairie chickens. The Texas program costs more than $1,000 per released bird, of which about 16 percent survive. Courtesy photo

Prairie chicken propagation plan has risks

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