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Final BLM Plans on Greater Sage Grouse

Posted By Mark Ellis, Friday, March 15, 2019

Today the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released final Resource Management Plans for Greater Sage Grouse in seven Western states.  The records of decision are based on six environmental impact statements and amended resource management plans the Department of the Interior has been working on since 2017.  “Months of close coordination and cooperation with state governments in Wyoming, Nevada, California, Oregon, Utah and Colorado has gone into the development of today’s decision,” acting Interior Secretary David Berhardt said in a statement.  “The plans adopted today show that listening to and working with our neighbors at the state and local levels of government is the key to long-term conservation and to ensuring the viability of local communities across the West.”  That view was echoed by governors of several of the affected states in the BLM press release.

IMA-NA welcomes the decisions taken as they generally are in line with the extensive comments IMA-NA and allied mining associations filed on the Greater Sage Grouse during the Trump and Obama administrations.

The BLM press release can be accessed through the following link:  https://www.blm.gov/press-release/sage-grouse-conservation-plan-amendments-supported-affected-states-governors.

The  records of decision are attached.


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Tags:  Greater Sage Grouse; Resource Management Plan; Bur 

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