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