Big Desert Local Working Group

Local Working Groups (LWGs) are the heart of Idaho's sage-grouse conservation strategy. LWGs provide a forum for people to discuss sage-grouse and habitat issues in their area, share knowledge for local planning, and build support for on-the-ground projects. With the help of Office of Species Conservation grants and other federal and nonfederal matching funds, LWGs have developed and completed many habitat improvement projects for sage-grouse.

Habitat improvement projects include reseeding sagebrush and native grasses and forbs after wildfire, and fencing wet meadows and springs to protect and improve late summer brood-rearing habitat.

Download the Big Desert Sage-grouse Planning Area Sage-grouse Conservation Plan

Contact Big Desert Local Working Group

Contact Big Desert Local Working Group

Zach Lockyer
Wildlife Biologist, Idaho Department of Fish and Game
1345 Barton Road
Pocatello, Idaho  83204
Phone: 208-232-4703


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Bingham County, Idaho
  • Blaine County, Idaho
  • Bonneville County, Idaho
  • Butte County, Idaho
  • Minidoka County, Idaho
  • Power County, Idaho