Upper Green River Basin Local Sage-Grouse Working Group

The Upper Green River Basin Sage-grouse Working Group was established in March 2004 with an initial task of developing a local conservation plan, which was finalized in May 2007 and to develop and facilitate implementation of a local conservation plan for the benefit of sage-grouse and, whenever feasible, other species that use sagebrush habitats. This conservation plan identifies strategies and commitments for the purpose of improving sage-grouse numbers and precluding the need for listing under the Endangered Species Act. The Working Group includes 9 members representing government agencies, industry, agriculture and wildlife stakeholders. The Upper Green River Basin Sage-Grouse Conservation Plan encompasses most of the upper Green River drainage/basin of Wyoming.

Since May 2007, a significant amount of information has been gathered through research, completed and ongoing projects, and development of subsequent conservation measures such as the Wyoming Core Area Strategy.

This addendum updates the UGRBSG Conservation Plan (May 24, 2007) with the latest information, primarily updating the status of projects that focus on the threats identified in the 2010 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) listing decision. This addendum also identifies new projects and strategies the UGRBLWG will undertake in upcoming years. This addendum does not replace the UGRBSG Conservation Plan and should be used as a supplement, as the 2007 Plan still provides considerable information that remains relevant.

The purpose of Local Sage-Grouse Working Groups (LWGs) is to develop and facilitate the implementation of local conservation plans for the benefit of the sage-grouse, their habitat, and whenever feasible, other species that use sagebrush habitats. The plans developed by the LWGs will identify management practices and the financial and personnel means to accomplish these practices, within an explicit time frame.

LWGs are comprised of individuals equitably representing local interests including, agriculture, conservation, industry, federal, state, local, and tribal governments. The goal is that by collaborating across all stakeholders, sage-grouse numbers will improve and we can preclude the need to list the species under the Endangered Species Act.

Download the Upper Green River Basin Sage-Grouse Conservation Plan Addendum – 2014


Contact Upper Green River Basin Local Sage-Grouse Working Group


Contact Upper Green River Basin Local Sage-Grouse Working Group

Melanie Purcell
Sublette County Conservation District
120 S Cole Ave
Pinedale, Wyoming  82941
Phone: 307-367-2257 ext 108


 

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  • Lincoln County, Wyoming
  • Sublette County, Wyoming