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Citation Label: CO010
Publication Name: Gunnison Sage-Grouse Rangewide Conservation Plan
Publication Type: Report
Section Name: Appendix L: Suggested Management Practices Applicable for Oil and Gas Development, Within Lease Rights
Author Name: Gunnison Sage-grouse Rangewide Steering Committee-Colorado Division of Wildlife
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Publication Year: 2005
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Local Source File: CO10-coloradogunnisonsagegrouseappendixl.pdf
Annotation: The purpose of the Rangewide Conservation Plan is to identify measures and strategies to achieve the goal of protecting, enhancing and conserving the sage grouse and their habitats. Appendix L is a partial list of suggested management practices to aid in meeting the habitat guidelines on Appendix G of the plan.
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Recommend BMPS: “This is a partial list of suggested management practices that may be applied to oil and gas operations, or other surface-disturbing activities, to aid in meeting the habitat guidelines outlined in Appendix G.” pg. L-2
Ownership: "Federal, state, and private -- ""Representatives of the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and Fish and Wildlife Service participated in the preparation of this plan, but these agencies will consider this guidance as well as other information following established public participation protocols when preparing decision documents under NEPA or the ESA."" and ""To meet these [conservation] goals we recommend protecting 90% of all habitats currently occupied, or that become occupied through future expansion, through some combination of voluntary agreements, land use planning, easements, fee-title acquisition or land trades."" Executive summary pg. 1, 3