Greater Sage-grouse Subject Guide

A male sage grouse with fanned tail feathers in a prairie setting.The purpose of this subject guide is to lead the practitioner or researcher to information on Greater sage-grouse natural history and management, in support of the BLM's Greater sage-grouse conservation initiative. Information resources presented here include - but are not limited to - scientific literature, planning and NEPA documents, and BLM directives. New items will be added as they become available. For assistance with the resources presented here, please contact the BLM Library at


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.

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); identified 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.


Greater Sage-grouse Bibliography
Selected titles from the scientific literature pertaining to Greater sage-grouse. Over 250 articles have been identified by BLM librarians and the list continues to grow. Links are provided where applicable; for assistance locating articles, contact the BLM Library at

Databases and Journals
Databases amass articles from a variety of journals and other publications. These are subscription resources available only to BLM employees. For troubleshooting or research assistance, contact the BLM Library at Please check our Journals for a complete listing of pertinent journals and the Databases held by the BLM Library.


The BLM Library currently is digitizing most of its print collection. Search, view, download, and print items without leaving your desktop!

BLM Greater Sage-grouse Digital Collection
This link goes directly to our Greater sage-grouse collection in Internet Archive.

BLM Library Catalog
This link directs to the BLM Library's list of saved Special Searches in the library catalog. The saved search for Greater Sage-grouse is #17 on the list. 


Selected Links
Additional Web resources relevant to Greater sage-grouse, selected by BLM librarians.

Library Services

The BLM Library, located at the National Operations Center in Denver, exists to serve BLM employees across the country. We also are able to assist members of the general public who seek BLM publications and information. We are the BLM's only full-service library with professional staff. 

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