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Citation Label: MT06
Publication Name: Agency Position -- Sage-Grouse Conservation and Energy Development
Publication Type: Report
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Author Name: Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks
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Publication Year: 2007
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Local Source File: MT06-MT_SGMP_Position_Paper_May_071.doc
Annotation: The Sage-grouse Conservation Planning Framework Team comprised of state and federal biologists produced the greater Sage-grouse Conservation Assessment and a conservation strategy. The Strategy establishes seven biologically based sage-grouse and sagebrush management zones which cross jurisdictional boundaries and require cooperation and collaboration in order to maintain the distribution and abundance of the species.
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Recommended BMPs: “The Management Plan describes relevant management issues that can impact both sage-grouse populations and sagebrush habitat and lists suggested conservation actions to address and potentially mitigate those issues.” Pg. 2 “Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP), by means of this Position Statement, acknowledges that new information based on the most current and credible science, will shape agency recommendations as they relate to energy development activities and the overall strategies to conserve sage-grouse, other wildlife species and the sagebrush communities that support them.” Pg. 2
Ownership: Federal, state and private: “Incorporating this information into more appropriately designed conservation measures will necessitate both fine and large-scale modifications. We look forward to cooperatively working with federal, state and the private sector to accomplish this task.” Pg. 2