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Public invited to meetings on updated greater sage-grouse conservation plan

 
July 28, 2010

 

Update: A meeting will be held Sept. 14 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Harney County Community Center, 484 N. Broadway Street, Burns.

SALEM, Ore.—The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will host a series of public meetings to present information and accept public comment on a five-year update to the greater sage-grouse conservation plan.

The updated plan, Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Assessment and Strategy for Oregon, builds on the 2005 plan and includes accomplishments to date, refined population estimates, core-area mapping and mitigation recommendations.

Meetings will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Lakeview: Aug. 3, Indian Village Restaurant Banquet Room, 508 N. 1st Street
  • Burns: Aug. 5, Harney County Community Center, 484 N. Broadway Street
  • Baker City: Aug. 11, Sunridge Inn (Best Western), 1 Sunridge Lane
  • Bend: Aug. 18, Central Oregon Community College Boyle Center, Room 155, 2600 NW College Way
  • Jordan Valley: Aug. 24, Jordan Valley Lions Club Hall, Hwy 95 N
  • Portland: Aug. 26, Bonneville Power Administration, Room 122, 905 NE 11th

The draft sage-grouse plan is available to view on ODFW’s website, http://www.dfw.state.or.us/wildlife/sagegrouse/. Request a print copy from the Wildlife Division, ODFW Headquarters, 3406 Cherry Avenue NE, Salem, OR 97303.

Comments can be mailed to the headquarters’ address or e-mailed to sage.grouse@state.or.us.

A briefing on the updated draft plan will be presented to the Commission at the Oct. 1 meeting in Bend where public comment on the plan will also be taken. The plan is scheduled for presentation and proposed for adoption at the Commission’s Dec. 3 meeting in Portland. Written comments will be accepted through the Dec. 3rd Commission meeting.

The Oregon Conservation Strategy identifies the greater sage-grouse as a species in need of conservation. Learn more about its critical habitats—sagebrush steppe and shrublands—in the habitat section of the Strategy. 

Find greater sage-grouse photos on Flickr

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Contact:

Dave Budeau, ODFW Upland Gamebird Coordinator, (503) 947-6323
Meg Kenagy, ODFW Conservation Communications Coordinator, (503) 947-6021

 
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