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BLM proposes increased flexibility and access in sage-grouse plans

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has announced the availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and proposed plan amendments addressing greater sage-grouse conservation on public land in Colorado.

The proposed plan amendments aim to better align BLM resource management plans with state plans for conserving sage-grouse populations, strike a regulatory balance and build greater trust among neighboring interests in Western communities.

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County combats bias against grazing

Delta County Commissioners have released an official position on the BLM's proposed management prescriptions for the Gunnison sage grouse (GSG).

In general, the county's comments, based on extensive citations from scientific literature, seek to expose and correct a bias against livestock grazing seen in the BLM proposals.

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Local Gunnison sage grouse working group honored
Local Gunnison sage grouse working group honored

The Public Lands Foundation presented the Crawford Area Gunnison Sage Grouse Working Group with the 2016 Landscape Stewardship Award. The PLF granted the award to multiple partners for their work on sustaining the Crawford population of the Gunnison sage grouse and in recognition of community-based stewardship.

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BLM weighs in on Gunnison sage grouse

The Bureau of Land Management has weighed in on the Gunnison sage grouse (GSG) issue with a just-released rangewide Draft Resource Management Plan (DRMP) for what has also become known as "The Bird."

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Comments sought on draft Gunnison sage grouse plan

The Bureau of Land Management has released the Gunnison Sage Grouse Rangewide Draft Resource Management Plan Amendment and Draft Environmental Impact Statement for a 90-day public comment period.

In the Draft Plan, the BLM is examining the adequacy of current conservation measures for Gunnison sage grouse and considering additional measures on a landscape scale.

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County faults BLM sage grouse study

The commissioners have recently issued 17 specific comments critical of the BLM's work on Gunnison sage grouse.

In addition to the 17 specific points addressed in the BoCC's Sept. 24 comment letter, the county commissioners have expressed their strong disappointment with the agency's procedures in creating its Gunnison sage grouse Rangewide Resource Management Plan Amendment/Environmental Impact Statement.

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