Wyoming revamps sage-grouse conservation plan

FROM THE CASPER STAR-TRIBUNE:

By DUSTIN BLEIZEFFER Star-Tribune energy reporter

Gov. Dave Freudenthal this morning issued a revised executive order updating Wyoming’s sage grouse Core Population Area strategy, first implemented in 2008 to help avoid a listing of the bird under the Endangered Species Act.

The core areas represent habitats where special restrictions apply to several activities, including energy development, agriculture and recreation. The new executive order includes modified boundaries describing the core areas, including corridors for potential electrical transmission lines.

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Click here or on the image to the right to see Gov. Dave Freudenthal’s entire executive order, which includes the final sage-grouse core areas map.

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