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The following directives have been identified by BLM Librarians as relevant to the BLM's Greater sage-grouse conservation initiative. For additional resources, visit the BLM Library's Greater sage-grouse subject guide main page.

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This page includes instruction memoranda (IMs) and information bulletins (IBs) organized by issuing office:

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Washington Office Instruction Memoranda

IM Number

Subject

Date

WO-2016-115Grasshopper and Mormon Cricket Treatments within Sage-Grouse Habitat06-24-2016
WO-2016-038Greater Sage-Grouse Habitat Conservation and Related Activities Funding Policy, Allocation, Directives, and Guidance for Fiscal Year 2016 (Internal)02-03-2016
WO-2016-004Fiscal Year 2016 Directed Allocations in Fuels, Wildlife, and Burned Area Rehabilitation (Internal)10-14-2015
WO-2014-134Completion of Wildfire and Invasive Species Assessments in Greater Sage-Grouse Habitat (Internal)08-28-2014
WO-2014-114Sage-grouse Habitat and Wildland Fire Management (Internal)07-18-2014
WO-2014-100Gunnison Sage-grouse Habitat Management Policy on Bureau of Land Management-administered Lands in Colorado and Utah [Note: This IM pertains to a different species of sage-grouse which is also under consideration for federal listing.]05-30-2014
WO-2013-128Sage-grouse Conservation in Fire Operations and Fuels Management (Internal)05-23-2013
WO-2012-074Use of ePlanning to Support the National Greater Sage-grouse Planning Strategy03-01-2012
WO-2012-044BLM National Greater Sage-grouse Land Use Planning Strategy12-27-2011
WO-2012-043Greater Sage-grouse Interim Management Policies and Procedures12-22-2011
WO-2011-138Sage-grouse Conservation Related to Wildland Fire and Fuels Management (Internal)06-13-2011
WO-2010-149Sage-grouse Conservation Related to Wildland Fire and Fuels Management06-21-2010
WO-2010-084Grasshopper and Mormon Cricket Treatments within Sage-grouse Habitat03-24-2010
WO-2010-071 Gunnison and Greater Sage-grouse Management Considerations for Energy Development (Supplement to National Sage-grouse Habitat Conservation Strategy)03-05-2010
WO-2010-022Managing Structures for the Safety of Sage-grouse, Sharp-tailed Grouse, and Lesser Prairie-chicken12-02-2009
WO-2009-088Greater Sage-grouse Habitat Conservation Data Call for Fiscal Year 2008 (Internal)03-12-2009
WO-2008-204Offsite Mitigation09-30-2008
WO-2008-142, Change 12008/2009 Wildfire Season and Sage-grouse Conservation (Replaced by IM WO-2010-149)05-19-2009
WO-2008-1422008 Wildfire Season and Sage-grouse Conservation06-19-2008
WO-2007-062Range-wide Greater Sage-grouse Habitat Connectivity Mapping and Analysis Workshops02-08-2007
WO-2006-030Greater Sage-grouse Information Request for Fiscal Year 2005 (Internal)10-24-2005
WO-2005-024National Sage-grouse Habitat Conservation Strategy11-16-2004
WO-2004-187Estimating the Budget for Bureau of Land Management's Greater Sage-grouse Conservation Efforts (Internal)06-07-2004
WO-2004-180Greater Sage-grouse Information Request for Land Use Planning Areas (Internal)05-13-2004
WO-2004-136Sage-grouse and Sagebrush Habitat Conservation03-17-2004
WO-2003-209National Sage-grouse Habitat Conservation Strategy Development07-03-2003

 

State Office Instruction Memoranda

State /
IM Number

Subject

Date

California  

CA-2012-009

Addition of the Bi-State DPS of the Greater Sage-grouse to the California-BLM Sensitive Species List03-16-2012
Colorado  
CO-2015-0252015 Bureau of Land Management Sage-Grouse Habitat Protection, Conservation and Restoration Strategies for Firefighting Efforts (Internal)07-28-2015

CO-2010-028

Gunnison Sage-grouse (GUSG) and Greater Sage-grouse (GRSG) Habitat Management Policy on Bureau of Land Management Administered Lands in Colorado (Attachment linked separately)08-17-2010
Idaho  
ID-2016-011Greater Sage-Grouse Approved Resource Management Plan Amendment and Interim Land Use Plan Amendment Guide03-14-2016
ID-2016-006Greater Sage-Grouse, Habitat Planning Map Annual Geographical Information System (GIS) Data Call (Internal)01-12-2016
ID-2015-039Greater Sage-Grouse Habitat and Wildland Fire Objectives (Internal)06-16-2015
ID-2015-013Greater Sage-Grouse, Habitat Planning Map Annual Geographical Information System (GIS) Data Call (Internal)12-24-2014
ID-2014-011Greater Sage-Grouse, Habitat Planning Map Annual Geographical Information System (GIS) Data Call (Internal)11-20-2013
ID-2013-036Greater Sage-Grouse Habitat and Wildland Fire Objectives (Internal)06-27-2013
ID-2013-010Greater Sage-Grouse, Habitat Planning Map Annual Geographical Information System (GIS) Data Call (Internal)11-26-2012

ID-2009-006

Policy Statement on the Implementation of the Conservation Plan for the Greater Sage-grouse in Idaho11-06-2008

ID-2008-051

2008 Wildfire Season and Sage-grouse Conservation06-06-2008
Montana/Dakotas  

MT-2011-026

Data Call for the Annual Review of the Greater Sage-grouse02-11-2011

MT-2010-017

Guidance for Greater Sage-grouse Management and Conservation in Resource Management Plan (RMP) Revisions in Management Zones 1 and 2 within the Montana/Dakotas BLM11-30-2009

MT-2009-049

2009 Wildfire Season and Sage-grouse Conservation06-23-2009

MT-2008-062

Fire, Sage-grouse and Key Sage Habitats (Internal)08-04-2008

MT-2005-018

National Sage-grouse Habitat Conservation Strategy01-07-2005
Nevada  
NV-2016-038Direction for Reporting a Proposed Activity within Greater Sage-Grouse Habitat Management Areas; and Requesting a Disturbance Cap Variance and/or a No Surface Occupancy Stipulation Exception, as described in the Nevada and Northeastern California Greater Sage-Grouse Approved Resource Management Plan Amendment (Internal) (Attachments 1 and 2 linked separately)06-23-2016
NV-2015-017Revised Direction for Proposed Activities within Greater Sage-Grouse Habitat02-05-2015
NV-2014-022Revised Direction for Proposed Activities within Greater Sage-Grouse Habitat07-15-2014
NV-2013-009Bi-State Distinct Population Segment of Greater Sage-Grouse Interim Management Policies and Procedures12-03-2012
NV-2012-058Revised Direction for Proposed Activities within Greater Sage-Grouse Habitat08-10-2012
NV-2011-075Directions for Using the Sage-Grouse Form for Proposed Activities within 75% Greater Sage-Grouse Breeding Areas08-19-2011
NV-2010-035Direction for Completion of the Restoration Mapping (R-mapping) for Sagebrush and Greater and Bi-State Sage-Grouse Habitat05-06-2010

NV-2006-035

Request for Comment on Draft Agreement for Use of Insecticides within Sage-grouse Habitat in Nevada for Mormon Cricket and Grasshopper Suppression03-10-2006
Oregon/Washington  

OR-2009-038

Modification of Guidance Found in the Greater Sage-grouse Conservation Assessment and Strategy for Oregon: A Plan to Maintain and Enhance Populations and Habitat (Oregon State Strategy)06-01-2009

OR-2008-014

Wind Energy Testing and Monitoring Proposals in Sage-grouse Habitat10-30-2007

OR-2007-073

Sage-grouse Guidelines07-25-2007

OR-2007-053

OR/ID/NV Cooperative Shrub-Steppe Restoration Partnership - Healthy Lands Initiative04-19-2007

OR-2004-087

Greater Sage-grouse Information Request for Land Use Planning Areas in Oregon for Use by the Oregon Sage-grouse and Sagebrush Habitat Conservation Team06-18-2004

OR-2004-049

Appointment of District Sage-grouse Data Teams03-12-2004
Utah  

UT-2012-047

GIS Dataset Verification for Use in the Greater Sage-grouse Land Use Plan Amendment No Action Alternative04-16-2012

UT-2005-025

National Sage-grouse Strategy Implementation12-20-2004

UT-2004-064

Greater Sage-grouse Information Request for Land Use Planning Areas05-06-2004

UT-2000-056

Sagebrush/Sage-grouse Strategy and Interim Guidance05-10-2000
Wyoming  
WY-2012-019Greater Sage-grouse Habitat Management Policy on Wyoming Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Administered Public Lands Including the Federal Mineral Estate (Attachments linked separately)02-10-2012
WY-2010-013Oil and Gas Leasing Screen for Greater Sage-grouse12-29-2009
WY-2010-012Greater Sage-grouse Habitat Management Policy on Wyoming Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Administered Public Lands Including the Federal Mineral Estate12-29-2009
WY-2004-057Statement of Policy Regarding Sage-grouse Management Definitions, and Use of Protective Stipulations, and Conditions of Approval (COAs)08-16-2004
WY-2004-054Conservation Planning for Sage-grouse in Wyoming08-03-2004
WY-2002-014Request for Comments on Framework Assessment of Sage-grouse Habitat on Public Lands in Wyoming02-20-2002
WY-2001-047, Change 1Framework Assessment of Sage-grouse Habitat on Public Lands in Wyoming (Internal)07-13-2001
WY-2001-047Framework Assessment of Sage-grouse Habitat on Public Lands in Wyoming (Internal)06-14-2001
WY-2001-007Review of Guidelines for Managing Prescribed Fire in Sage-grouse Habitats in Wyoming11-21-2000

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Washington Office Information Bulletins

IB Number

Subject

Date

WO-2015-079Availability of Bureau of Land Management Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Efforts Data Provided to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service Conservation Efforts Database09-14-2015
WO-2015-055Availability of the Sage-Grouse Habitat Assessment Framework as a BLM Technical Reference 6710-106-05-2015
WO-2008-091Process for Distribution of Key Sage-grouse Habitat Map (Internal)07-18-2008
WO-2008-059Greater Sage-grouse Data Call03-20-2008
WO-2003-109Briefing Package for Draft National BLM Sage-grouse Habitat Conservation Strategy (Internal)07-10-2003
WO-2001-129Sage-grouse Publication07-18-2001
WO-2001-094Availability of Publication Entitled, "Guidelines to Manage Sage-grouse Populations and Their Habitats"04-11-2001
WO-2001-049Request for Nominations for a BLM Sagebrush Conservation Strategy Group and Update on Interagency Sagebrush Ecosystem Conservation Planning01-22-2001
WO-2000-138Review of Draft Management Guidelines for Sagebrush (Artemisia) in the Western U.S.07-07-2000
WO-2000-015Conference on Sage-grouse and Sagebrush Habitat10-22-1999

 

State Office Information Bulletins

State / IB Number

Subject

Date

Idaho  
ID-2016-010Plan Maintenance for the Idaho and Southwestern Montana Greater Sage-Grouse Approved Resource Management Plan Amendment (GRSG ARMPA)04-25-2016
ID-2015-001Idaho Southwestern Montana Greater Sage-Grouse (GRSG) Administrative Draft Proposed Plan (ADPP) (Internal)01-14-2014
ID-2013-023Interim Framework for Evaluating Proposed Activities Within Greater Sage-Grouse (GSG) Preliminary Priority and Preliminary General Habitats on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Land in Idaho07-09-2013
ID-2012-033Data Call for Fuels Break and Land Use Authorization Data in Support of the Idaho and Southwestern Montana Sub Regional Sage-Grouse Planning Effort (Internal)08-28-2012
ID-2012-001Sage-grouse Priority and General Areas in Idaho
Note: This IB was rescinded. It is provided here for historical perspective but should not be referenced as policy.
10-03-2011
Oregon/Washington  
OR-2003-209Draft National Sage-grouse Habitat Conservation Strategy07-23-2003
Utah  
UT-2011-015FY 2011 Greater Sage-grouse Data Call for Annual Status Review02-15-2011
UT-2010-007Initiation of Utah BLM Sage-grouse Policy Working Group and Identification of Team Members12-18-2009
Wyoming  
WY-2010-022

Transmittal of the Publication "Grazing Influence, Management, and Objective Development in Wyoming's Greater Sage-grouse Habitat"
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08-24-2010
WY-2003-002Sagebrush/Sage-grouse Habitat Maps10-22-2002
WY-2002-044Review of Draft Wyoming Greater Sage-grouse Conservation Plan08-05-2002
WY-2002-014Request for Comments on Framework Assessment of Sage-grouse Habitat on Public Lands in Wyoming02-20-2002
WY-2001-028Qualitative Assessment and Map Sagebrush/Sage-grouse Habitat in Wyoming03-02-2001

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