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Sage-grouse Local Working Group Locator

Welcome to the Sage-grouse Local Working Group Locator A geographic perspective to Sage-grouse conservation efforts

A valuable component to the range-wide sage-grouse conservation effort is a community-based process using Local Working Groups (LWG). LWG members represent a range of stakeholders including farmers, ranchers, state and federal agency staff, tribal and local governments, energy industry, environmental groups, non-governmental organizations, and other concerned citizens. Although LWGs are in all stages of development throughout the region, each group is responsible for developing a conservation plan to address the threats to sage-grouse populations and habitats in their area. LWGs will lead the implementation of these plans and adapt them as needed locally to be successful. Photo by: Adam Kozlowski

Sage-grouse Local Working Group boundaries.
Map of Sage-grouse Local Working Groups
Click on a state or province for more information about and contacts for Local Working Groups, or use the pull-down menu at the top of the page.
Project Description:
Link to the Local Working Group Project Fact SheetDownload the fact sheet!

The Sage-grouse Local Working Group (LWG) Locator is a web-based, geographically-linked database that describes Local Working Groups and what types of projects and conservation efforts have been identified in their area. The LWG Locator provides a central resource for LWGs and interested stakeholders to facilitate greater connectivity and information exchange throughout the region.

The LWG Locator is a place where LWGs can share information about their:

  • accomplishments
  • local success stories
  • lessons learned
  • photos from the field

This website also provides other resources for LWGs. There are pages listing Conservation Plans and Conservation efforts, where LWGs can easily see what others are doing. There are also: Resources such as tools, literature reviews, funding opportunities related to sage-grouse management and current research, as well as sage-grouse listing information; Maps and GIS data useful for LWGs; Projects occurring in the sagebrush biome; and a list of Meetings (upcoming and past).

Sage-grouse with reflection
Regional Conservation Plans:

Canadian Sage-grouse Recovery Strategy (2001)
Canadian Sage-grouse Recovery Strategy (2008)
United States

Greater Sage-grouse Comprehensive Conservation Strategy
Greater Sage-grouse Range-wide Conservation Assessment
Regional Contacts:

Pat Fargey
Parks Canada, Grasslands National Park
Species at Risk/Ecosystem Management Specialist; Canadian Sage Grouse Recovery Team, Chair
(306) 298-2166 Ext 224
United States

San Stiver
National Sage-grouse Conservation Planning Framework Team; Western Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
Sage-grouse Conservation Strategy Implementation
(928) 443-5158

This application is based upon work previously supported by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) Program.


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