Sage-grouse Local Working Group Locator

Big Desert Local Working Group, Idaho
Sage-grouse Species:

Greater sage-grouse
Photo by:
  Christopher Watkins
Local Conservation Plan:
Big Desert Sage-grouse LWG Plan (Mar 2009) Local Contacts:
Wendy Green Lowe
Off: (208) 523-6668 Cell: (208) 520-5338

sage grouse picture

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 Idaho
Image of LWG location in state.
Conservation Planning Efforts
Lead Agency:
Idaho Department of Fish & Game
Year formed:
Current Activity:
Writing plan
Meeting Schedule:

Overview of the Big Desert Local Working Group Area
Total Area: 885,032 acres (358,161 ha.)
Steward Area % of Total Area
Bureau of Land Management:   629,331 acres (254,790 ha.)   71%
Department of Energy:   100,415 acres (40,654 ha.)   11%
Private ownership:   73,655 acres (29,820 ha.)   8%
State:   81,453 acres (32,977 ha.)   9%
  Min Max
Feet (meters): 4426 (1349) 7536 (2297)
  Summer Winter
Temperature (F): 47 - 78 10 - 31
Precipitation (inches): 0.5 - 1.0 0.6 - 1.1
(30-yr averages, 1971 - 2000)
Floristic Provinces: Read more about Floristic Provinces...
Province name Area % of Total Area
Snake River Plain:   884,334 acres (3,580 ha.)   100%

View All State or Provincial Documents Documents for the Big Desert Local Working Group

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