June 29, 2012
BEND, Ore.—The Sage-Grouse Conservation Strategy Local Implementation teams will meet at the end of July and beginning of August 2012 to discuss the team updates and prioritize on the ground efforts for sage-grouse conservation within the newly identified Action Areas of ODFW’s Core Area maps.
- The Jordan Valley meeting will be held July 24 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Jordan Valley Lions Club Hall, Highway 95 North, Jordan Valley.
- The Lakeview meeting will be held July 25 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bureau of Land Management office, 1301 South G Street, Lakeview.
- The Prineville meeting will be held July 26 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bureau of Land Management office, 3050 NE 3rd Street, Prineville.
- The Baker City meeting will be held July 30 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bureau of Land Management office, 3285 11th Street, Baker City.
- The Hines meeting will be held August 2 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Bureau of Land Management office, 28910 Hwy. 20 West, Hines.
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 within the Vale district. Public meetings will be held in each of the Implementation Team areas.
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. In December 2011 and January 2012 they developed Action Areas with the Core Area maps that identified areas that share common threats to sage-grouse which will help to focus efforts for future habitat management actions and/or mitigation.
The Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Assessment and Strategy for Oregon, is available on ODFW’s website.
Sage-grouse photos are available on ODFW’s Flickr site.