Documents and Resources

Foundational Documents

BLM’s current efforts build on an extensive foundation of previous work with our sister Federal agencies, State wildlife agencies and other partners. The following links provide background on the underpinnings of our current joint efforts: 

November 2004 BLM National Sage-Grouse Habitat Conservation Strategy (243 kb PDF)

Federal Register Notice:

The BLM's Notice of Intent to Address Sage-Grouse in Land Management Plans (December 9, 2011).

Instruction Memoranda:

Greater Sage-Grouse Interim Management Policies and Procedures (12/27/11)

BLM National Greater Sage-Grouse Land Use Planning Strategy (12/27/11)

National Technical Team Report (12/27/11) (645kb PDF)

Webinars:

Greater Sage-Grouse: A Federal and State Partnership for Conservation Success 04/17/12

Scoping Summary Report, May 2012

The Scoping Summary Report documents the results of the public and agency scoping and outreach process under the National Greater Sage-Grouse Planning Strategy.

Summary Report | Appendix A | Appendix B | Appendix C, Part 1 | Appendix C, Part 2

Scoping Meeting Materials:

Download a PDF package of materials used at Great Basin scoping meetings

Maps

View the BLM's Greater Sage-grouse breeding density Map

Individual State Wildlife Agency Greater Sage-grouse Conservation Plans

California (942kb PDF)

Colorado

Idaho (6.6mb PDF)

Montana (2.8mb PDF)

Nevada (942kb PDF)

North Dakota (1.4mb PDF)

Oregon  (14mb PDF)

South Dakota (723kb PDF)

Utah (2.6mb PDF)

Wyoming

Additional Resources

Listing a Species and Threatened or Endangered (328kb PDF)

Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA):

U.S. Geological Survey: 

SAGEMAP GIS Database and Portal

Baseline Environmental Report.  USGS Open-File Report 2013–1098, “Summary of science, activities, programs, and policies that influence the rangewide conservation of greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus),” by D.J. Manier, D.J.A. Wood, Z.H. Bowen, R.M. Donovan, M.J. Holloran, L.M. Juliusson, K.S. Mayne, S.J. Oyler-McCance, F.R. Quamen, D.J. Saher, and A.J. Titolo (USGS Fort Collins Science Center, Fort Collins, CO).

Portal for the Baseline Environmental Report Data


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MAPS and GRAPHICS

Planning Strategy Boundaries Map

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Greater Sage-grouse Breeding Densities Map

Breeding density thumbnail graphic
See where the Greater-sage Grouse are found »
 
The BLM and Sage-grouse
BLM Planning Units and Sage-Grouce Occurrence map thumbnail
Where the BLM and Sage-grouse overlap »

 


GRSG Preliminary PRIORITY Habitat (PPH) GIS Data as of 3/21/2012*

State

PPH Developed By

PPH GIS Data Source

Notes

CaliforniaState/BLMBLMCalifornia Fish and Game and California BLM cooperatively defined PPH
ColoradoState/BLMState WebsiteColorado Parks and Wildlife Prelimary Priority Habitat is synonomous with Colorado BLM PPH
IdahoID BLMState WebsiteIdaho BLM PPH is referred to as Priority Area in the GIS metadata
MontanaState/BLMState WebsiteMontana Fish Wildlife & Parks Sage-grouse Core Areas are synonomous with Montana BLM PPH
N DakotaState/BLMBLMNorth Dakota Game and Fish Department and Montana/Dakotas BLM defined PPH
NevadaState/BLMState WebsiteNevada Department of Wildlife GRSG Habitat Categories 1 & 2 are synonomous with NV BLM PPH
OregonState/BLMBLMOregon Department of Fish and Wildlife GRSG Core Areas are synonymous with OR BLM PPH
S DakotaMT BLMBLMMontana/Dakotas BLM defined PPH
UtahState/BLMBLMUtah Division of Wildlife Resources Occupied Habitat is synonomous with UT BLM PPH
WyomingState/BLMState WebsiteWyoming Game and Fish Sage-grouse Core Areas (Version 3 including Connectivity Areas) are synonomous with Wyoming BLM PPH

GRSG Preliminary GENERAL Habitat (PGH) GIS Data as of 3/21/2012*

State

PPH Developed By

PPH GIS Data Source

Notes

CaliforniaState/BLMBLMCalifornia Fish and Game and California BLM cooperatively defined PGH
ColoradoState/BLMState WebsiteColorado Parks and Wildlife Preliminary General Habitat is synonymous with CO BLM PGH and both also consider Habitat Linkages
IdahoID BLMState WebsiteIdaho BLM PGH is referred to as General Area in the GIS metadata
MontanaSchroeder et al.State WebsiteMontana/Dakotas BLM refer to PGH using Schroeder et al. Range Map (2004)
N DakotaSchroeder et al.BLMMontana/Dakotas BLM refer to PGH using Schroeder et al. Range Map (2004)
NevadaState/BLMState WebsiteNevada Department of Wildlife Habitat Category 3 is synonymous with NV BLM PGH
OregonState/BLMBLMOregon Department of Fish and Wildlife GRSG Low Density areas and additional Sage-grouse Currently Occupied Habitat (BLM, 2006) translate to OR BLM PGH
S DakotaSchroeder et al.BLMMontana/Dakotas BLM refer to PGH using Schroeder et al. Range Map (2004)
UtahN/AN/AAll Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Occupied Habitat considered PPH; No PGH defined
WyomingState/BLMState WebsiteWyoming Game and Fish Current Sage-grouse Distribution is synonymous  with Wyoming BLM PGH