Forest Service Proposes Changes to Sage Grouse Plans


The U.S. Forest Service proposed changes last week to sage grouse protections in six western states including Wyoming and Montana. The new plan calls for eliminating special designations for crucial habitat as well as keeping areas open for mining. The agency also said restrictions on water development for livestock will be removed, as will other requirements that in the past could limit some livestock grazing. The land will land still be designated priority sage grouse habitat with restrictions on surface development. The Forest Service will take comments on the plan until July 20th and use the comments to create an Environmental Impact Statement for sage grouse habitat.

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