New Bureau of Land Management Plans Will Guide Future of Greater Sage-Grouse

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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is updating its 2015 habitat management plans for the imperiled greater sage-grouse, which depends on—and serves as an indicator species for—the health of sagebrush ecosystems in the Western United States. The outcome of the BLM process will guide management on more than 67 million acres of public lands that are home not only to the greater sage-grouse but also to elk, mule deer, pronghorn, golden eagles, and hundreds of other species.

This page shares science and research on greater sage-grouse habitat management, community support for strong measures to protect the species, and ways in which sagebrush ecosystem conservation supports local economies and Western ways of life.

Three pronghorn walk toward the viewer across a brush-covered plain while a lone sage-grouse stands in the background.
Three pronghorn walk toward the viewer across a brush-covered plain while a lone sage-grouse stands in the background.
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Updated Greater Sage-Grouse Plans Reflect New Science

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The Pew Charitable Trusts today commended the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for issuing draft amendments to its 2015 greater sage-grouse plans. The amendments consider new science, including how climate change and other stressors affect the bird, in assessing how to best conserve greater sage-grouse habitat on public lands across 10 western states.

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