Interior Moves Ahead With Plans To Safeguard Habitats

Scientific research aids in protecting sage grouse habitat.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) within the Interior Department is moving forward with the amended 2015 plans to protect the sage grouse and 350 other species by safeguarding the sagebrush habitat. Due to wildfires, drought, invasive grasses, and climate change, their habitat is being threatened. New research is being done with scientific information to examine how to conserve, restore and improve the 67 million acres in 10 Western states that house the sage grouse population and those who rely on the sagebrush steppe.

Director Tracy Stone-Manning stated that “the BLM is committed to reversing long-term downward trends in sage-grouse populations and habitats in a manner that fulfills our multiple-use and sustained yield mission and meets the needs of Western communities, we remain dedicated to working closely with states, local governments, Tribes and other partners who have worked in a collaborative and bipartisan fashion for more than a decade toward sustainable and balanced management of sagebrush habitat.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Director Stone-Manning as she implements the plans for sage grouse protection.
  • For the president and his administration to seek God’s wisdom in the protection and conservation of national resources.
  • For the Western states that will benefit from this protection.

Sources: Bureau of Land Management


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