Policy and Legal Resources
Documents and resources for the Greater sage-grouse conservation initiative
Including foundational documents for the BLM's conservation initiative, documents from partner agencies, habitat GIS data, and maps.
Identified by BLM librarians, these documents provide guidance and short-term policy, including Instruction Memoranda (IMs), Information Bulletins (IBs), BLM manual sections, and BLM handbooks. Some of these documents are available only to BLM employees.
2011-2014 Greater sage-grouse Planning Strategy Team (DOI Connect TeamSpace site)
Accessible to team members only; requires site permissions.
Planning and NEPA documents
Documents used by the BLM to develop land management strategies and fulfill requirements set by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA); idenitified by BLM librarians as potentially of interest to Greater sage-grouse researchers.
Code of Federal Regulations
Browse CFR sections cited by BLM directives relevant to Greater sage-grouse habitat management. The CFR compiles administrative law published in the Federal Register by United States executive departments and agencies. Title 43 deals specifically with rules and regulations from the Department of the Interior pertaining to public lands. Title 50 deals with wildlife and fisheries.