Five Democratic senators are asking colleagues to fund preservation efforts for the imperiled greater sage grouse and Gunnison sage grouse.
The senators on Tuesday urged the Appropriations Committee to fund programs that include cooperative efforts with landowners.
The greater sage grouse lives across the West. The Gunnison grouse is found in Colorado and Utah.
In November, federal officials designated the Gunnison grouse a threatened species, the less restrictive of two categories under the Endangered Species Act.