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Sage-Grouse Conservation Inventory (2014)

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Sage Grouse Inventory Cover 2014Western Governors on April 2, 2015, released the 2014 Sage-Grouse Inventory, highlighting the effective conservation work undertaken by public, private and non-governmental groups during the past year across the 11-state range of the greater sage-grouse.

The fourth annual inventory expanded its focus from previous years. In addition to state and local government conservation initiatives, it includes reports from federal agencies, conservation districts, industry and nonprofits.

The greater sage-grouse was listed as "warranted but precluded" under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in 2010 by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), which has said it will make a "warranted' or "not warranted" decision by Sept. 30, 2015.

Western Governors assert that the magnitude of voluntary conservation efforts across the region, if allowed to run their course, will provide the bird with the necessary habitat to live and thrive.

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Sage Grouse Inventory Appendix (2014)

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Sage Grouse Appendix Cover 2014The 2014 Sage-Grouse Inventory Appendix collects all initiatives reported by the relevant states and counties between 2011 and 2014 to avoid a "threatened" or "endangered" listing of the greater sage-grouse and Gunnison sage-grouse on the federal endangered species list.

The Appendix is a companion to the annual Inventory of State and Local Governments’ Conservation Initiatives for Sage-Grouse.

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Sage-Grouse Conservation Inventory (2013)

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Sage Grouse Inventory CoverWestern states, through the WGA and Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA), have worked collaboratively to address challenges facing sage-grouse and their habitat since the passage of the Policy Resolution "Sage-Grouse and Sagebrush Conservation."

WGA and WAFWA created the first annual inventory in 2011 to illustrate how states and counties were taking proactive, voluntary steps to preclude the need to put the greater sage-grouse and Gunnison sage-grouse on the federal endangered species list. This third WGA report highlights new sage-grouse conservation activities in 2013.

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Sage Grouse Inventory Appendix (2013)

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Sage Grouse AppendixThe Sage-Grouse Inventory Appendix collects all initiatives reported by the relevant states and counties between 2011 and 2013 to avoid a threatened or endangered listing of sage-grouse and Gunnison sage-grouse on the federal endangered species list.

The Appendix is a companion to the Inventory of State and Local Governments’ Conservation Initiatives for Sage-Grouse.

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Sage-Grouse Conservation Inventory (2012)

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Sage Grouse ReportWestern states, through the WGA and Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA), have worked collaboratively to address challenges facing sage-grouse and their habitat since the passage of the Policy Resolution "Sage-Grouse and Sagebrush Conservation."

WGA and WAFWA created the first annual inventory in 2011 to illustrate how states and counties were taking proactive, voluntary steps to preclude the need to put the greater sage-grouse and Gunnison sage-grouse on the federal endangered species list. This second WGA report highlights new sage-grouse conservation activities in 2012.

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Inventory of State and Local Governments’ Conservation Initiatives for Sage Grouse

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sg cover 01 2012This first annual inventory report provides a catalog of sage-grouse habitat management approaches implemented by state and local authorities, as well as by local partnerships committed to on-the-ground action to conserve sage-grouse.

The Western Governors' Wildlife Council recommends that state and local governments and their partners review the elements included in this inventory and give strong consideration to the initiatives recorded here when strengthening their own state sage-grouse conservation efforts.

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Conserving the Greater Sage Grouse: Examples of Partnerships and Strategies at Work Across the West

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sage-partnersThis 2004 report illustrates the depth of commitment and cooperation taking place across the West to conserve the Greater Sage Grouse.

The success stories represent a glimpse of what the successful partnerships are accomplishing and how they are doing it.

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Conserving the Greater Sage Grouse: A Compilation of Efforts Underway in Western States

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sagegrouse origIn the West an unprecedented conservation effort includes 11 states working together to protect the Greater Sage Grouse, a bird whose habitat covers most of the Western United States.

This report from 2004 compiles all of the work being done in the area stretching from Colorado to California and north from Utah to Montana. 

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