BLM offers updated sage grouse plan

POWELL - The Bureau of Land Management released a draft Thursday of an updated sage grouse management plan that places species protections back on track after several years of disruptions to the historic 2015 sage grouse plan.

That was then credited for halting plans for costly protections for the species under the Endangered Species Act.

Following 2019 court orders overturning Trump administration changes to the historic collaborative plans, the BLM has been managing sage grouse habitat according to those adopted in 2015, the agency said.

However, since then, sage grouse populations have cont...

 

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