Greater Sage-Grouse

Sage-grouseGreater 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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The ePlanning website is the primary source of information on the Nevada and Northeastern California Greater Sage-Grouse Proposed Land Use Plan Amendment and Final Environmental Impact Statement. The site contains documents, reports and maps. To access the site, go to the link below.

Nevada and Northeastern California Sub-Regional Greater Sage-Grouse Planning Strategy EIS
(ePlanning website)

Dear Reader Letter

Substantive Comments on the Nevada and Northeastern California Greater Sage-Grouse Draft LUPA/EIS

The documents can also be accessed directly by going to the Documents and Reports page.

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Additional Information

Facts and Figures for California and Nevada for BLM-USFS Conservation Plans for Greater Sage-Grouse

USGS SAGEMAP GIS Database for Sage-grouse and Shrubsteppe Management

Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Sage-Grouse/Sage Steppe Initiatives

BLM Great Basin Region National Greater Sage-Grouse Planning Strategy 

State of Nevada Sagebrush Ecosystem Program website

Nevada Department of Wildlife Sage Grouse Conservation website 


Thumbnail of Greater Sage Grouse Proposed Habitat Map Greater Sage Grouse Proposed Plan Habitat Map (5/21/15) PDF JPG

GIS Data Access Information

The BLM geospatial data for the Nevada and Northeastern California Greater Sage-Grouse Plan is available at