The greater sage grouse thrives in the sagebrush landscape of the West. U.S. Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service photo. (Public domain.)
The greater sage grouse thrives in the sagebrush landscape of the West.

INSIDE WASHINGTON: New sage grouse review offers potential relief

Interior Department reopens comment period on sage grouse conservation plans.

The U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced Thursday that they will reopen the federal land use plans for sage grouse conservation in 11 western states for amendments and published a 45-day comment period in the Federal Register. The action stems from a report generated by Secretarial Order 3353 and recommendations from a DOI-lead review team regarding several issues brought forth by the western states, local governments and some stakeholder

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