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Citation Label: CO028
Publication Name: Colorado Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Plan
Publication Type: Report
Section Name: Section VI: Conservation Strategy
Author Name: Colorado Division of Wildlife
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Publication Year: 2000
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Local Source File: CO28-ColoradoGreaterSageGrouseConservationStrategy.pdf
Annotation: This conservation plan addresses potential threats facing greater sage grouse conservation in Colorado. The document proposes strategies for both areas with and without local plans. The document acknowledges that the approach is currently a passive management one, but leaves room for a more active adaptive management program.
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Recommended BMPs: “Managers should consult and implement appropriate strategies within this plan, and then should also read and apply strategies within the applicable local plan(s). In some cases, more detail will be offered by the local plans, and in other cases, this plan will be more specific. This approach will assure that both statewide issues and local conditions are recognized and addressed. Please refer to the goals of the CCP (pg. 9): this “Conservation Strategy” is designed to directly target most items on that list.” Pg. 306 (pg 1)
Ownership: Ownership: Federal, State, and Private on a voluntary basis “Also note that there are 3 general situations that may occur in energy development, regarding land ownership and mineral development rights ownership (mineral estate): (1) federal land, federal estate; (2) “split-estate” where mineral and surface ownership are different (e.g., private land, federal mineral); and (3) non-federal land (e.g., private, state), non-federal estate. Ultimately, it would be best if all appropriate strategies were adopted across all 3 of these scenarios, but application on private estate is applied only on a voluntary basis.” Pg. 314 (pg. 9)