BLM schedules Greater Sage-Grouse planning process public mtgs

On March 14, 2024 the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced the beginning of its planning process to strengthen conservation for this bird and its sagebrush home. The Greater sage-grouse is confronting challenges from habitat loss, climate change and invasive species. Certainly the moment for decisive action is now. We all want this conservation effort, one of the country’s largest, to succeed and to enable the Greater sage-grouse to thrive. In 2015 the BLM’s management plans for the Greater sage-grouse were good but since then the situation for the bird and the sagebrush ecosystem has become worse. Throughout the West, annually 1.3 million acres of its habitat are lost, and now is one-half of its original expanse. BLM is working hard to avoid the necessity of a listing under the Endangered Species Act by targeting updated conservation efforts around the most important habitat. CWF will provide technical comments and work hard at each stage of the process.

In Colorado one public meeting is scheduled – in Craig on April 17 6:00-8:00 pm at Northwestern Community College Library, 2801 W. 9th St., Craig CO 81625

There also are virtual meetings on April 9 1:00 – 3:00 pm and April 25 6:00 – 8:00 pm. To register for either virtual meeting here is the link:  Registration for virtual meeting