Forget the roses; it’s the war of the grouse.
It might be hard to understand how a small, chicken-sized bird called the Bi-State sage grouse could trigger so much local and Western states-wide controversy and angst for the past decade—until the whole thing is laid bare in a few words at the local board of supervisors meeting.
The Town Council on Wednesday night, May 7, was set to consider new timelines for replacing woodstove inserts, after the town’s Board of Realtors raised objections.
Under a new ordinance passed last year, old woodstove inserts are to be replaced with code compliant stoves, or replaced with pellet stoves, within 60 days of a real estate transaction.
In 10 years, all non-compliant woodstoves in Mammoth are to be replaced, according to the ordinance.