Speak Up for the Sage Grouse

The Department of the Interior wants to overturn vital habitat protections for Greater Sage-Grouse, Burrowing Owls, and other wildlife that depend on America’s sagebrush ecosystem. Read more...
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Submit Comments to the BLM by December 1st

Tell the BLM you oppose any amendments to these plans. See below for suggested comments. You can submit via email or online: blm_sagegrouseplanning@blm.gov

Tell Secretary Zinke Not to Dismantle the Plans

The deadline to comment is November 30th. Share your comments with this simple form created by National Audubon:

Submit Comments to Secretary Zinke

Comments to consider from the Idaho Conservation League

  • The last amended resource management plans did not go far enough, but they were a step in the right direction. Weakening these plans further is bad for sage-grouse and Idahoans.
  • Sage-grouse priority and core areas need to be expanded or at least maintained and fully protected from energy development and mining activities
  • The BLM should retain a “net conservation gain standard” for mitigating human activities that are harmful to sage-grouse.
  • Buffers surrounding sage-grouse breeding grounds and nests and protecting them from disruptive development should be increased, not decreased. 

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