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BLM considers sage grouse conservation for Rockies region

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— The BLM is writing an environmental impact statement to analyze incorporating new sage grouse conservation measures into its resource management plans for the Rocky Mountain Region, which includes Routt National Forest.

In December, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced new greater sage grouse conservation guidance aimed at conserving the greater sage grouse and its sagebrush habitat in 10 Western states, including Colorado. This included new long-term conservation measures found in the BLM National Greater Sage-Grouse Land Use Planning Strategy, which is available at http://www.blm.gov/g4jd.

The BLM will accept public comments through March 23. Comments can be mailed to Rocky Mountain Region Project Manager, BLM Wyoming State Office, 5353 Yellowstone, Cheyenne, WY 82009; emailed to sageeast@blm.gov; faxed to 307-775-6042; or submitted online at http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/more/sagegrouse/eastern.html.

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