April 1, 2015
Today the Western Governor’s Association (WGA) released its 2014 Sage-Grouse Inventory, highlighting cooperative conservation work across 11 states. The WGA is committed to conserving the bird and asserts that its conservation efforts will provide the necessary habitat for the sage-grouse to thrive. Some of the highlights of the report include:
- Utah’s completion of nearly 85% of a 560,000-acre project to ameliorate conifer encroachment in sage-grouse management areas
- Colorado, Nevada, North Dakota, and South Dakota completed or updated state plans for sage-grouse conservation
- Idaho, Montana, and Colorado have protected 350,000 acres of habitat through purchase or conservation easements
For more on the release of the 2014 Sage-Grouse Inventory, click here.