Land-Use Plan Revision
Based on ongoing threats to the Greater sage-grouse and its habitat throughout the West, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s schedule for making a decision whether to list the species under the Endangered Species Act, the BLM and the U.S. Forest Service have begun to revise land-use plans (LUPs) for lands that include sage-grouse habitat to incorporate consistent objectives and conservation measures into all relevant plans by September 2014.
Public comments are sought to help identify issues that should be addressed in the environmental impact statement (EIS) that will analyze the LUP revisions. The scoping comment period has passed, but a new comment period will open when the draft EIS is released for public review in 2013.
General comments or questions should be directed to SageQuery@blm.gov .