- September 6, 2016

Sage-grouse Working Group to Meet in Tomorrow

by Jackson Hole. Media

The Upper Snake River Basin Sage-grouse Working Group will hold its next meeting at 1:30pm, Tuesday, September 6, at the Wyoming Game and Fish Office in Jackson (420 North Cache Street).

The primary purpose of the meeting will be to review proposals for funding from the Governor’s Sage-grouse Fund. As part of that review, the group will receive an update of the ongoing study of sage-grouse use in the Spread Creek portion of Grand Teton National Park and efforts to restore sage-grouse habitat in the Gros Ventre drainage of the Bridger Teton National Forest. There will also be an update on National Park Service efforts, in collaboration with the airport board and the Federal Aviation Administration, to reduce the threat of aircraft collisions with sage-grouse at the Jackson Hole Airport.

The public is invited to attend the meeting and a public participation period will be scheduled. Contact Armond Acri at 307-734-2704 or Aly Courtemanch at 307-733-2321 for additional information.

The group is one of eight regional working groups statewide. Each is composed of citizens representing groups interested in sage grouse conservation. The group develops and initiates conservation plans to benefit sage grouse and, when feasible, other species that use sagebrush habitats. Learn more about sage grouse, the regional working groups, and their management plans at:  https://wgfd.wyo.gov/Habitat/Sage-Grouse-Management.

Wyoming Game and Fish supports the Americans with Disabilities Act. Anyone needing auxiliary aids to attend this meeting should call 800-423-4113. Every effort will be made for reasonable accommodation.

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