NEVADA-CALIFORNIA - BLM and FS Release Draft NV-CA Sub-Region Sage-grouse EIS

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December 05, 2013 12:09 AM

The Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service released the Draft Nevada and Northeastern California Sub-regional Greater Sage-grouse Land Use Plan Amendment and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DLUP/DEIS) for a 90-day public comment period that closes January 29, 2014. The DLUP/DEIS considers six possible management alternatives for maintaining and increasing habitat for Greater Sage-grouse on BLM and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest lands in Nevada and Northeastern California.

NEVADA-CALIFORNIA - BLM and FS Release Draft NV-CA Sub-Region Sage-grouse EIS

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

The Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service released the Draft Nevada and Northeastern California Sub-regional Greater Sage-grouse Land Use Plan Amendment and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DLUP/DEIS) for a 90-day public comment period that closes January 29, 2014.

The DLUP/DEIS considers six possible management alternatives for maintaining and increasing habitat for Greater Sage-grouse on BLM and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest lands in Nevada and Northeastern California. More than 17 million acres of Greater Sage-grouse habitat are managed by the BLM and Forest Service within the sub-regional area.

Written comments related to the Nevada and Northeastern California Sub-Regional Sage-grouse DLUP/DEIS can be submitted by any of the following methods:
 Web site: http://on.doi.gov/14ZD3Rb
 email: blm_nv_ca_sagegrouse_eis_comments@blm.gov `
 mail: BLM - Greater Sage Grouse EIS, Attn: Joe Tague, 1340 Financial Blvd. Reno, NV 89502

Copies of the DLUP/DEIS are available at the following offices and on the web site at: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/prog/wildlife/greater_sage-grouse.html

Public workshops related to the DLUP/DEIS will be held in December. The locations and times are posted below.

Thursday December 5, 2013
Meeting time 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Homewood Suites
5450 Kietzke Lane
Reno, Nevada

Monday December 9, 2013
Meeting time 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Tonopah Convention Center
301 Brougher Avenue
Tonopah, Nevada

Tuesday December 10, 2013
Meeting time 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Bristlecone Convention Center
150 Sixth Street
Ely, Nevada

Wednesday December 11, 2013
Meeting time 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Shilo Inn
2401 Mountain City Hwy.
Elko, Nevada

Wednesday December 11, 2013
Meeting time 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Shilo Inn
2401 Mountain City Hwy.
Elko, Nevada

The Nevada and Northeastern California Greater Sage-grouse EIS is one of 15 EISs that are being conducted as part of BLM's and Forest Service's west-wide National Greater Sage-Grouse planning effort, to provide additional measures to maintain and increase Greater Sage-grouse habitat on public lands to preclude the birds listing.

For more information on the National Greater Sage-Grouse Planning Strategy and the progress in other subregions visit http://www.blm.gov/sagegrouse.

Thanks for your review of this all too important matter.

Don Amador
Western Representative
BlueRibbon Coalition, Inc. 

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