BLM invites public to informational meeting on sage-grouse conservation plans
DENVER – The Bureau of Land Management Colorado invites the public to attend an open house Nov. 8 in Craig, Colo., to provide input on recommendations to the Secretary of Interior regarding greater sage-grouse management in response to Secretarial Order 3353, as well as other state-specific greater sage-grouse management issues.
The open house event will take place 5-7 p.m. at the Clarion Inn, 300 S. Highway 13, in Craig.
On Oct. 11, the BLM issued a Notice of Intent initiating a 45-day public scoping period for greater sage-grouse plan amendments with associated National Environmental Policy Act documents. BLM Colorado will consider potential amendments to current management actions for greater sage-grouse in land use plans.
The public is encouraged to help identify any issues, concerns or management questions from the Colorado Greater Sage-Grouse Resource Management Plan amendment (September 2015) to help improve sage-grouse conservation and strengthen communication and collaboration between states and the federal government. The public scoping meeting will provide the public an opportunity to talk to resource specialists and submit written comments in person. Comments may also be submitted to email@example.com until Nov. 27.
Additional information about the open public comment period is located at http://bit.ly/GRSGplanning. For additional information about the public meeting, contact Bridget Clayton, sage-grouse coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.