Unprecedented Conservation Partnership Keeps Bi-State Sage Grouse Off Endangered Species List

April 21, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

On the California-Nevada state line, a geographically distinct population of sage grouse once faced a precarious future.  Today, that’s changed, thanks in large part to the an unprecedented partnership effort by the Bi-State Local Area Working Group and proactive conservation efforts of private landowners.

Today’s decision by the Fish and Wildlife Service that the Bi-State sage grouse no longer needs protection under the Endangered Species Act proves that diverse partners committed to a shared vision works to achieve wildlife conservation. The Sage Grouse Initiative is proud to be a partner in the proactive conservation efforts and to support sustainable ranching practices that give this important bird species a brighter future.

DOWNLOAD THIS NEW BI-STATE FACT SHEET.

WATCH THIS NEW VIDEO ON THE BI-STATE SUCCESS STORY.

READ THE USDA BLOG FROM UNDERSECRETARY ROBERT BONNIE.

SEE THE FEDERAL REGISTER WITHDRAWING THE PROPOSED RULE TO LIST THE BI-STATE POPULATION.

LEARN MORE ABOUT BI-STATE SAGE GROUSE CONSERVATION EFFORTS.

VIEW THE PRESS RELEASE FROM THE DEPT. OF INTERIOR:

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The Sage Grouse Initiative is a partnership-based, science-driven effort that uses voluntary incentives to proactively conserve America’s western rangelands, wildlife, and rural way of life. This initiative is part of Working Lands For Wildlife, which is led by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.