||Text of BMP
||Centralize gathering systems
||"Centralized gathering systems reduce the amount of truck traffic, dust, and physical activity on pad locations and roadways."
||"Group development activities as much as possible, allowing for greater expanses of undisturbed, continuous habitat. Sage-grouse are more likely to ...
||"Directional drill several wells from one surface location. This may reduce impacts through efforts to reduce the amount of surface acreage for pads."
||"Control dust from roads and other surface disturbances within the population's seasonal habitats."
||"Where necessary to build or maintain fences, evaluate whether increased visibility, alternate location, or different fence design will reduce ...
||"Fence off all surface condensate storage/collection facilities to discourage use by sage-grouse."
||"Completions that are able to defer initial gas volumes through specialized equipment rather than flaring to atmosphere is a proactive effort that is ...
||Mineral lease blocking
||"If possible, lump or block mineral leases together when they are up for bid (sale) if located in areas that have important wildlife habitat. ...
||"Consider off-site mitigation as an alternative mitigation for mineral development impacts on known sage-grouse habitat. Work with mineral entities ...
||No surface disturbance or occupancy near lek
||"Avoid surface disturbance or occupancy on or within 1/4 mile of known active lek sites."
||Noise reduction and air emissions
||"Drilling rigs that have noise dampening equipment and air emissions controls are encouraged."
||Noise reduction requirements
||"Reduce noise from industrial development or traffic especially in breeding and brood-rearing habitats."
||"The use of pit less drilling, along with the benefits of not having an open pit, is desirable."
||Raptor perch prevention
||"Avoid construction of overhead lines and other perch sites in occupied sage-grouse habitat. Where these structures must be built, or presently ...
||Reclaim pad areas as soon as possible
||"Reclaim areas of pad locations that are not in use as soon as possible after wells are on production."
||Remote monitoring to minimize traffic
||"Computerized Assisted Operations (CAO's) assist in data gathering via communication towers to receive well data from remote locations, thus reducing ...
||Timing restrictions on drilling near leks.
||"As a general rule, do not drill or permit new or expand existing sand and gravel activities within two miles of active leks between March 15 and ...
||Timing restrictions on human activity
||"Where sage-grouse are present or desired, avoid human activity adjacent to leks during the breeding season between the hours of 8 p.m. and 8 a.m."
||Travel management plan
||"Consider developing travel management plans that would allow seasonal closure of roads, except for permitted uses and encourage the reclamation of ...
||"Avoid surface and sub-surface water depletion that impacts sage-grouse habitats."