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Citation Label: CO009
Publication Name: Gunnison Sage-Grouse Rangewide Conservation Plan
Publication Type: Report
Section Name: Appendix I: GUSG Disturbance Guidelines
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: CO09-coloradogunnisonsagegrouseappendixi.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 I suggests management practices for preserving Gunnison sage-grouse habitat and preventing disturbance of the Gunnison sage-grouse life cycle. The plan addresses powerlines, housing development, wind power generation and communication towers, as well as oil and gas exploration and production.
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Recommended -- " While we hope and trust that it will serve as a blueprint for management actions by these groups and others, and as a catalyst for increased attention and action, it is not a legal document, a regulatory document, a Recovery Plan under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), nor a NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act) decision." Executive Summary pg. 1
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