HomeWhite Paper: POPULATION AND HABITAT-BASED APPROACHES TO MANAGEMENT OF SAGE-GROUSE

White Paper: POPULATION AND HABITAT-BASED APPROACHES TO MANAGEMENT OF SAGE-GROUSE


Interest in establishment of population goals, and use of population-based approaches for management of sagegrouse
is high, but raises questions about feasibility, efficacy, and authorities. Sage-grouse are uniquely adapted to,
and dependent on sagebrush habitats (Strategy 2006). Management approaches must include conservation of
seasonal sagebrush habitats to be successful, a point emphasized in the Range-wide Sage-Grouse Conservation
Strategy developed by the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies: “The overall goal of the range-wide
Strategy is to maintain and enhance populations and distribution of sage-grouse by protecting and improving
sagebrush habitats and ecosystems that sustain these populations (emphasis added)...

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  • Publication Date July 1, 2017
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