The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) created a working group to develop a new approach for conservation of sagebrush ecosystems and Greater Sage-Grouse in the eastern portion of the sage-grouse range, primarily Montana, Wyoming and northern Colorado. The approach parallels a similar effort for the western portion of the range that was completed in 2014 and that is currently being implemented by the Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service. The large-scale, ecosystem based effort links our understanding of ecosystem resilience and resistance with habitat requirements for sage-grouse to prioritize areas for management across broad landscapes and determine the best management practices at local scales.
This project was funded as a target of opportunity.
- Chambers JC, Beck JL, Campbell S, Carlson J, Christiansen TJ, Clause KJ, Dinkins JB, Doherty KE, Griffin KA, Havlina DW, Henke KF, Hennig JD, Kurth LL, Maestas JD, Manning M, Mayer KE, Mealor BA, McCarthy C, Perea MA, Pyke DA. 2016. Using resilience and resistance concepts to manage threats to sagebrush ecosystems, Gunnison sage-grouse, and Greater sage-grouse in their eastern range: A strategic multi-scale approach. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-356. Fort Collins (CO): U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 143.
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Fiscal year funded: 2014
Project status: Active