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BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
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Release Date: 01/13/14
Contacts: Chris Rose, BLM , 775-861-6480 , crose@blm.gov
  James Winfrey, US Forest Service , 775-355-5308  
  Jeannie Stafford, US Fish and Wildlife Service , 775-861-6300 , Jeannie_Stafford@fws.gov

Upcoming Deadlines for Greater Sage-Grouse and Bi-State Sage-Grouse Projects


Reno, Nev.—Comment periods for Greater Sage-grouse and Bi-state Sage-grouse projects from the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be closing over the next several weeks.

Comments on the Bi-State Sage Grouse Draft Environmental Impact Statement that proposes amendments to the Toiyabe National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan and BLM Resource Management Plans on the Battle Mountain and Carson City districts are due January 17. Information on submitting comments can be found at https://cara.ecosystem-management.org/Public//CommentInput?Project=40683. For more information contact James Winfrey with the U.S. Forest Service at 775-355-5308.

Comments on the Nevada-Northeastern California Greater Sage-grouse Draft Land Use Plan Amendments and Environmental Impact Statement are due January 29. Project documents and commenting information can be found at on.doi.gov/14ZD3Rb. For more information contact Chris Rose with the BLM at 775-861-6480 or crose@blm.gov.

Comments on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposal to protect the Bi-State Distinct Population Segment of Greater sage-grouse as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act and to designate approximately 1.86 million acres of critical habitat are due February 10. Comments can be submitted at http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=FWS-R8-ES-2013-0042 and http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=FWS-R8-ES-2013-0072. For more information contact Jeannie Stafford at 775-861-6300 or Jeannie_Stafford@fws.gov.



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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