Sage-grouse Local Working Group Locator

Wind River/Sweetwater River Basin Local Working Group, Wyoming
Sage-grouse Species:

Greater sage-grouse
Photo by:
  Christopher Watkins
Local Conservation Plan:
Wind River/Sweetwater River Basin Sage-grouse LWG Plan (Aug 2007) Local Contacts:
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 Wind River/Sweetwater River Basin Local Working Group Area
Total Area: 6,238,613 acres (2,524,687 ha.)
Steward Area % of Total Area
Bureau of Indian Affairs:   1,568,005 acres (634,820 ha.)   25%
Bureau of Land Management:   2,321,207 acres (939,760 ha.)   37%
Department of Defense:   1,388 acres (562 ha.)   <1%
Private ownership:   1,072,869 acres (434,360 ha.)   17%
State:   329,547 acres (133,420 ha.)   5%
US Forest Service:   887,026 acres (359,120 ha.)   14%
US Fish & Wildlife Service:   3,549 acres (1,437 ha.)   <1%
water:   52,381 acres (21,207 ha.)   <1%
  Min Max
Feet (meters): 4570 (1393) 13812 (4210)
  Summer Winter
Temperature (F): 39 - 68 6 - 26
Precipitation (inches): 0.6 - 2.6 0.1 - 5.3
(30-yr averages, 1971 - 2000)
Floristic Provinces: Read more about Floristic Provinces...
Province name Area % of Total Area
Wyoming Basin:   3,082,313 acres (12,479 ha.)   49%
Silver Sagebrush Subdivision:   694,762 acres (2,813 ha.)   11%

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