Notice of Availability of the Proposed Resource Management Plan Amendment and Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Gunnison Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus minimus), Colorado and Utah


In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the BLM has prepared a proposed resource management plan (RMP) amendment and final environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Gunnison sage-grouse (Centrocercus minimus). Publication of the Federal Register Notice of Availability begins a 30-day protest period of the proposed RMP amendment that runs through August 5, 2024.

The Gunnison Sage-Grouse RMP Amendment updates management decisions and actions to promote Gunnison sage-grouse recovery and maintain and enhance habitat, as identified in the 2020 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Recovery Plan, across eight currently recognized populations in southwest Colorado and southeast Utah. The Gunnison sage-grouse is federally listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531–1544). The RMP amendment would update nine existing resource management plans in Colorado and two in Utah.