Sage-grouse Local Working Group Locator

Bi-state Local Working Group, California
Sage-grouse Species:

Greater sage-grouse
Photo by:
  Christopher Watkins
Local Conservation Plan:
Bi-state PMUs Sage-grouse Conservation Plans (Jun 2004) Local Contacts:
Leeann Murphy
Toiyabe National Forest
Wildlife Biologist
(760) 932-5853 (Bodie Hills, Desert Creek-Fales, & Mount Grant PMUs)

Steve Nelson
Bureau of Land Management
Ecologist/ GIS Coordinator
(760) 872-5006 (all California Bi-state PMUs)

Tim Taylor
California Department of Fish & Game
Mono County Biologist
(760) 932-5749 (all California Bi-state PMUs)

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This page shows where the local working group occurs within the state or province. Details about local planning efforts, the conservation plan, and points of contact are provided. Other documents relevant to this group are also included at the bottom of the page. The overview section has information about the total area within the local working group boundary, the breakdown of land ownership, and some environmental characteristics for this area. Below are minutes from previous local working group meetings. If you have minutes to post, please contact us and we will provide that information.


Submit minutes Local Working Group Meeting Minutes:

Please click the "Submit minutes" button to submit minutes for your Local Working Group meetings. An email window will open asking for the Local Working Group name, the meeting date, and the text (or attachment) of the minutes.

Location of the Local Working Group within California
Image of LWG location in state.
Conservation Planning Efforts
Lead Agency:
Nevada Department of Wildlife / California Department of Fish & Game
Year formed:
Current Activity:
Meeting, implementing projects
Meeting Schedule:

Overview of the Bi-state Local Working Group Area
Total Area: 11,689,800 acres (4,730,713 ha.)
Steward Area % of Total Area
Bureau of Indian Affairs:   277,702 acres (112,430 ha.)   2%
Bureau of Land Management:   5,772,884 acres (2,337,200 ha.)   49%
Department of Defense:   121,571 acres (49,219 ha.)   1%
Local:   253,002 acres (102,430 ha.)   2%
National Park Service:   1,173,275 acres (475,010 ha.)   10%
Private ownership:   949,740 acres (384,510 ha.)   8%
State:   45,856 acres (18,565 ha.)   <1%
US Forest Service:   2,964,247 acres (1,200,100 ha.)   25%
water:   122,174 acres (49,463 ha.)   1%
  Min Max
Feet (meters): 3 (1) 14380 (4383)
  Summer Winter
Temperature (F): 53 - 77 21 - 42
Precipitation (inches): 0.0 - 1.4 0.2 - 11.7
(30-yr averages, 1971 - 2000)
Floristic Provinces: Read more about Floristic Provinces...
Province name Area % of Total Area
Northern Great Basin:   483,354 acres (1,957 ha.)   4%
Southern Great Basin:   10,354,240 acres (41,920 ha.)   89%

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