SARATOGA – The South Central Sage-Grouse Local Working Group met in Saratoga in July to review project funding applications for projects that benefit sage-grouse conservation efforts.
The local working group reviewed conservation project applications and awarded $100,000 toward the following projects: University of Wyoming - Response of greater sage-grouse totreatments in Wyoming big sagebrush, $42,000; WEST Inc., - 7-Mile Hill wind energy research, $25,000; Utah State University - Raven research in Wyoming, $20,000; and the Bureau of Land Management - Ferris Mountain and Bradley Peak conifer removal projects, $13,000.
The South Central Sage-Grouse Local Working Group is one of eight local working groups statewide. Each is composed of citizens representing various stakeholder groups interested in sage-grouse conservation and associated land management issues. The South Central Sage-Grouse Local Working Group’s Conservation Plan can be obtained from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s website at: http://wgfd.wyo.gov/web2011/Departments/Wildlife/pdfs/SG_SC_CONSERVPLAN0005526.pdf