|NWP participates in sage-grouse tour|
|Written by Wild Nevada|
|Wednesday, 18 July 2012 12:49|
The Nevada Wilderness Project staff biologist Gregg Tanner recently participated in a field trip focusing on the Bistate Sage-Grouse for the Local Area Planning Group for conservation.
The Bistate Sage-grouse population occurs in approximately eight counties along the state line in both California and Nevada.
The local planning group's tour on July 13 was designed to familiarize tour participants with the bird, its habitat, and the issues related to the impending decision whether to add the bird to the Endangered Species List scheduled for September 2013.
Meeting at the Smith Valley High School in Lyon County, 55 people showed up to participate in the all-day tour. Participants represented the general public, media, federal, state, and local governments, sportsmen, grazing boards, ranchers, and non-profit conservation groups.
Tour stops included the Desert Creek Lek, Sweetwater Flat, Sweetwater Ranch, Rosachi Ranch, and the Green Creek Road south of Bridgeport. The listing process, past, current and future conservation projects, bird biology, and various challenges to conservation efforts were highlighted.
Dominique Etchegoyan and Tracy Wolfe discussing issues at the Desert Creek Lek, Lyon County.