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Sage-Grouse Implementation Team meetings set for Hines, Prineville and Baker City

November 29, 2011

BEND, Ore. – The Hines, Prineville and Baker Sage-Grouse Conservation Strategy Implementation teams will meet on Dec. 6, Dec. 8 and Dec. 13, respectively, to discuss the Core Area approach to sage-grouse conservation, to identify threats and potential habitat improvements for each Core Area and to hear team updates.

The Hines meeting will be held Dec. 6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Blue Room of the Bureau of Land Management office, 28910 Hwy. 20 West, Hines.

The Prineville meeting will be held Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bureau of Land Management office, 3050 NE 3rd Street, Prineville.

The Baker City meeting will be held Dec. 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the ODFW office, 2995 Hughes Lane, Baker City.

The meetings are open to the public, and there will be a public comment period.

About the Sage-Grouse Conservation Strategy Implementation Teams

There are five Sage-Grouse Conservation Strategy Implementation teams, one for each Bureau of Land Management District within the current distribution of sage-grouse in Oregon as well as one in the Baker Resource Area in the Vale district. Public meetings will be held in each of the Implementation Team areas. The Lakeview and Vale meetings were held on Nov. 17 and Nov. 18, respectively. A second meeting of the Vale district team will be scheduled in Jordan Valley in December.

Teams have been meeting since 2005. In May 2011, they reviewed and recommended changes to the Core Area maps as defined in the April 2011 revision of the updated Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Assessment and Strategy for Oregon.

TheGreater Sage-Grouse Conservation Assessment and Strategy for Oregon, is available on ODFW’s website.

Sage-grouse photos are available on ODFW’s Flickr site.

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Contact:

Dave Budeau, ODFW Upland Game Bird Coordinator, (503) 947-6323
Bob Hooton, ODFW Klamath/Malheur Watershed District Manager, (541) 388-6344

 
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