Greater Sage-Grouse stand up to two feet tall and weigh between two and seven pounds. Females (hens) are smaller and mottled brown, black and white. Males are more colorful and have spiked tails and large white ruffs around their necks. The male’s most distinctive feature may be bright yellow air sacs on the chest, which they inflate during courtship displays. The hens’ less-showy coloring helps hide them from predators, especially when they have young to protect.
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Nevada and Northeastern California Sub-Regional Greater Sage-grouse EIS Available for Review and Comment
The draft EIS and associated documents are available for review and comment on the ePlanning website. Go to the Nevada and Northeastern California Sub-Regional Greater Sage-Grouse Planning Strategy link to access the documents.
The documents can also be accessed directly by going to the Documents and Reports page.
Federal Register: Notice of Availability of the Nevada and Northeastern California Greater Sage-Grouse Draft Land Use Plan Amendments and Draft Environmental Impact Statement
The BLM and Forest Service will be holding a series of public workshops to provide information on the Draft EIS and how to use the ePlanning system for commenting. Written comments will be accepted during the workshops. The workshops will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 3- Four Seasons Building, Modoc County Fairgrounds, 1 Center Street, Cedarville, CA
Dec. 4- Jensen Hall, Lassen County Fairgrounds, 195 Russell Ave., Susanville, CA
Dec. 5- Homewood Suites, 5450 Keitzke Ln., Reno, NV
Dec. 9- Tonopah Convention Center, 301 Brougher Ave., Tonopah, NV
Dec. 10- Bristlecone Convention Center, 150 Sixth St., Ely, NV
Dec. 11- Shilo Inn, 2401 Mountain City Hwy., Elko, NV
Dec. 12- Winnemucca Inn, 741 W. Winnemucca Blvd., Winnemucca, NV
Public Workshop Handouts and Posters
Commenting on the Draft EIS
The comment period for the Draft EIS will run from November 1, 2013 to January 29, 2014.
Comments are important to us as they may provide us with valuable information and data useful in our decision-making process that may have been overlooked. Please refer to the Commenting Guide for detailed information on how to provide helpful comments.
You can submit comments interactively through the ePlanning website.
INSTRUCTIONS: Click the blue icon for the Interactive Document available on the Documents & Reports link. The interactive document will open in your browser window. Highlight the text you would like to comment on and then click the "Click Here to Submit Comment" at the top of the web page. A commenting form will open. Click the button labeld "Insert Highlighted Text" and your highlighted text and its' location in the document will automatically be copied into the form. The form will walk you through the rest of the process. There is a help link in the top right corner of the web page if needed. A brief ePlanning Interactive Comment Guide is also available for download. If you have questions or need assistance with your interactive comment please contact Marguerite Adams 775-861-6482.
NOTE: Due to security settings, the ePlanning comment form resets after 60 minutes. The means each "comment session" must be completed within 60 minutes of the form will reset and any information in the form will be deleted. You can have as many comment sessions as needed.
Comments can also be submitted by email and regular mail.
Email comments can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put NVCA GRSG Draft EIS Comment in the subject line.
Comments can also be mailed to:
Bureau of Land Management
Attn: Greater Sage-Grouse EIS
1340 Financial Blvd
Reno, NV 89502