Sage-grouse Local Working Group Locator

Northeast WY (Powder River Basin) Local Working Group, Wyoming
Sage-grouse Species:

Greater sage-grouse
Photo by:
  Christopher Watkins
Local Conservation Plan:
Northeast WY Sage-grouse LWG Plan (Aug 2006) Local Contacts:
Tom Maechtle
(307) 673-7571

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 Wyoming
Image of LWG location in state.
Conservation Planning Efforts
Lead Agency:
Wyoming Department of Game & Fish
Year formed:
Current Activity:
Implementing projects
Meeting Schedule:

Overview of the Northeast WY (Powder River Basin) Local Working Group Area
Total Area: 14,753,198 acres (5,970,431 ha.)
Steward Area % of Total Area
Bureau of Indian Affairs:   10 acres (4 ha.)   <1%
Bureau of Land Management:   1,418,225 acres (574,180 ha.)   10%
Department of Defense:   10,811 acres (4,377 ha.)   <1%
Miscellaneous Federal Entities:   355,804 acres (144,050 ha.)   2%
National Park Service:   1,361 acres (551 ha.)   <1%
Private ownership:   10,656,074 acres (4,314,200 ha.)   72%
State:   1,170,187 acres (473,760 ha.)   8%
US Forest Service:   1,098,656 acres (444,800 ha.)   7%
US Fish & Wildlife Service:   499 acres (202 ha.)   <1%
water:   25,639 acres (10,380 ha.)   <1%
  Min Max
Feet (meters): 3110 (948) 13173 (4015)
  Summer Winter
Temperature (F): 38 - 67 6 - 28
Precipitation (inches): 0.9 - 2.8 0.2 - 2.9
(30-yr averages, 1971 - 2000)
Floristic Provinces: Read more about Floristic Provinces...
Province name Area % of Total Area
Wyoming Basin:   2,208,575 acres (8,942 ha.)   15%
Silver Sagebrush Subdivision:   12,516,725 acres (50,675 ha.)   85%

View All State or Provincial Documents Documents for the Northeast WY (Powder River Basin) Local Working Group

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