Sage-grouse Local Working Group Locator

Central MT Organized Conservation District Local Working Group, Montana
Sage-grouse Species:

Greater sage-grouse
Photo by:
  Christopher Watkins
Local Conservation Plan:
Central MT Organized Conservation District Sage-grouse LWG Plan (Unknown) Local Contacts:
Bruce Waage
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Natural Resources Specialist
(406) 657-6135 X123

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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.


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Location of the Local Working Group within Montana
Image of LWG location in state.
Conservation Planning Efforts
Lead Agency:
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Year formed:
Current Activity:
Meeting as Soil Conservation Districts (SG issues are one component). The Central MT group applied for a grant to have grazing workshops throughout state. Will have up to 5 workshops to promote management of grazing lands to benefit grouse & livestock.
Meeting Schedule:
Soil Conservation Districts have active boards that meet monthly

Overview of the Central MT Organized Conservation District Local Working Group Area
Total Area: 8,162,400 acres (3,303,219 ha.)
Steward Area % of Total Area
Bureau of Land Management:   1,276,990 acres (517,000 ha.)   16%
Local:   247 acres (100 ha.)   <1%
Miscellaneous Federal Entities:   494 acres (200 ha.)   <1%
Private ownership:   5,835,128 acres (2,362,400 ha.)   72%
State:   468,559 acres (189,700 ha.)   6%
US Forest Service:   91,143 acres (36,900 ha.)   1%
US Fish & Wildlife Service:   333,944 acres (135,200 ha.)   4%
water:   152,152 acres (61,600 ha.)   2%
  Min Max
Feet (meters): 2247 (685) 8694 (2650)
  Summer Winter
Temperature (F): 46 - 72 9 - 29
Precipitation (inches): 1.3 - 4.4 0.2 - 3.6
(30-yr averages, 1971 - 2000)
Floristic Provinces: Read more about Floristic Provinces...
Province name Area % of Total Area
Silver Sagebrush Subdivision:   7,670,338 acres (31,054 ha.)   94%

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