November 2015

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FRAMES strives to provide a convenient, systematic exchange of information and technology within the wildland fire research and management community.

FRAMES is located in the Department of Forest Rangeland, and Fire Sciences in the University of Idaho College of Natural Resources in Moscow, Idaho. 

The FRAMES Program is funded by the Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program at the USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station.







Lake States Fire Science Consortium 2016 Intern Program Request for Proposals (posted November 30, 2015)

The Lake States Fire Science Consortium (LSFSC) is committed to ensuring that the ‘best available science’ is available for planning and managing fire-dependent ecosystems of the Lake States.  Where there are current gaps in the science, the goal of the LSFSC is to assist in filling those gaps so that science informs practice and vice-versa.  Unfortunately, for many local fire management issues, there are few resources available to bring managers and scientists together to solve these important issues.
In an effort to enhance the opportunities for managers and scientists to work together, and to expose future professionals to opportunities of management and research collaborations, the LSFSC requests proposals to fund research internships that address relevant fire science and management issues associated with fire-dependent ecosystems of the Lake States region.  Proposals must be developed by joint manager-scientist teams (i.e. both must be listed as co-PIs and equally contribute to proposal development) and outline how the research internship will address a critical need that will help improve management of fire-dependent ecosystems locally.     
The LSFSC anticipates awarding several $4,000 research internship awards.  It is expected that 100% of the funds will be used primarily as a stipend for a current undergraduate student intern and not as a supplement for graduate student funding.  All proposals must be submitted by 5:00 PM Eastern/ 4:00 PM Central on Monday, February 1, 2016 by email to  There will be no exceptions to this closing date and time.
Proposals should be concise and no longer than four (4) pages in length. It is anticipated that the projects will be no longer than three to six months.  Upon completion of the project a brief final report, and a short webinar, will be required.  Proposals that do not meet all requirements will not be considered for funding. Each proposal will be reviewed and its merits judged in the context of specific goals, nature of the collaborative arrangement, and potential for the collaborative relationship to continue into the future.
The proposal should:

  1. Clearly articulate the nature of the fire science and/or fire management issue
  2. Describe the significance of the issue locally and to the region
  3. Outline a clear plan of action (including the specific research questions or objectives and methods) and describe how the undergraduate intern will help advance this plan
  4. Specifically outline deliverables and a time frame for each
  5. Provide a clear indication of the collaborative relationship and plans to continue the collaborative research into the future. 
  6. Provide an itemized budget for the project.  Most funding should support the undergraduate intern; however, a small portion of the budget can be used to purchase materials and supplies that support the research project.  Travel and indirect costs will not be supported.   
This information is also available HERE.

To view examples of the successful internship awards 2013 - 2015, please see our webinar archive and recordings for December 19, 2013December 18, 2014; and November 19, 2015

Questions should be directed to:

Charles Goebel, LSFSC Program Director (; 330-263-3789)
Jack McGowan-Stinski, LSFSC Program Manager (; 989-287-1734)  

Job: USDA Forest Service Forestry Technician - Fuels (posted November 24, 2015)


Works independently or as a skilled member of a fuels management crew engaged in fuels management, including broadcast burning, hand and machine piling, helitorch, and other brush disposal techniques.

Uses a variety of hand and power tools, including chainsaws, firing equipment, or portable pumps. Gathers data and records information on fuel types, weather conditions, fire behaviors, and status of work accomplished.

Works independently or as a member of a skilled crew in wildfire suppression or in fire prevention as assigned. Is responsible for observing the rules of fire safety and fire behavior. Informs forest visitors and users of fire hazards and prevention regulations.

Cleans, maintains, reconditions, and stores tools and equipment. May be assigned to other resource management activities such as recreation, timber, or reforestation when not performing fuels management, fire suppression, or fire prevention duties.

For a full position listing visit the USAJOBS page here.

Job: Restoration Technician, The Nature Conservancy, Markham, IL (posted November 23, 2015)


The Restoration Technician performs and participates in nature preserve operations, maintenance and management. S/he maintains preserve areas frequented by the visiting public and removes exotic species. S/he maintains tools and equipment and opens and closes preserve to the visiting public.


The Conservation Practitioner II maintains preserve areas frequented by the visiting public and performs land management activities. S/he removes exotic species and/or conducts species monitoring. S/he may assist in prescribed burns and maintain tools, equipment and land. The Conservation Practitioner II will open and close preserves to the visiting public and maintain preserve records using a database or PC.


For additional information about and to apply to this position, click HERE. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on December 4, 2015.

Job: Grassland Conservation Fellowship - Cross Ranch, The Nature Conservancy, Center, ND (posted November 23, 2015)


The Grassland Conservation Fellow participates primarily in conservation operations in central North Dakota primarily at the Cross Ranch Preserve. The Fellow will also work with partners and other programs/departments throughout North Dakota and the MN-ND-SD Chapter.


The ideal candidate will be a college graduate with some experience in conservation (restoration, land management, etc) and is looking for opportunities to learn and grow as a professional in the field of conservation by gaining hands-on experience. The Fellow will be provided with opportunities to network with other agencies, attend professional conferences, and work independently. While participating in various aspects of conservation land management from planning and budgeting to maintenance and ecological monitoring, the Fellow will practice skills such as: decision-making, problem solving, project management; public speaking; and leadership.

This position requires irregular hours, long days, and some travel on short notice. S/he maintains preserve areas, removes exotic species and/or monitors and researches species, maintains tools and equipment, and operates heavy machinery. Housing is shared with employees, volunteers, and partners will be provided at the Cross Ranch Prairie Preserve Office near Center, North Dakota. The Fellow is required to live on the preserve. Transportation from the Cross Ranch office to work sites will be provided by The Nature Conservancy. This is a 16-month position starting March 28th, 2016 and ending July 31, 2017. This is a full-time, benefited position. Work hours vary from 35-50+ hours per week with possible evening, weekend, or holiday work required depending on the season, associated projects, and training opportunities.


For additional information about and to apply to this position, click HERE. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on January 3, 2016.

Job: High Plains Project Coordinator, The Nature Conservancy, Liberal, KS (posted November 23, 2015)


The High Plains Project Coordinator will lead a program to promote landscape-scale conservation in the High Plains region of southwest Kansas and the Oklahoma Panhandle.


The Project Coordinator will establish the Conservancy as a major conservation partner in the region. In cooperation with NRCS, landowners, and other stakeholders, the Coordinator will plan and implement lesser prairie chicken (LEPC) habitat restoration and conservation practices, as well as allied conservation strategies in LEPC range of southwest Kansas and the Oklahoma Panhandle. Major activities will include conservation planning, grazing plan development, tree encroachment abatement, promotion of prescribed fire, and other practices designed to restore and protect habitats of LEPC and allied species. The Project Coordinator will work with District Conservationists to promote NRCS conservation programs and will provide support to landowners in conservation planning.

The Coordinator will develop local community support for, and awareness of, lesser prairie chicken habitat needs and associated conservation efforts, and will negotiate complex and innovative solutions with government agencies and landowners to conserve key habitats.

The Coordinator will work in partnership with ranchers, landowners, and other stakeholders to provide long-term conservation in the High Plains region. This will include the identification of priority areas for conservation and working with landowners and other partners to secure conservation easements.

This position will be officed in the USDA Service Center in Liberal, Kansas, and will be supervised by The Nature Conservancy’s Western Oklahoma Program Director.

This position is anticipated to end September 30, 2017.


For additional information about and to apply to this position, click HERE. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on December 4, 2015.

Job: Conservation Assistant, The Nature Conservancy, Johnstown, NE (posted November 23, 2015)


The Conservation Assistant works at the Niobrara Valley Preserve (NVP) and is responsible for a variety of conservation, educational, and operational activities that provide support to the NVP program staff working toward the achievement of conservation outreach and stewardship goals.


The Conservation Assistant is responsible for performing multiple conservation, outreach, and administrative functions related to the Niobrara Valley Preserve. S/he will assist in land management activities such as assisting with maintenance of fence, installing water tanks, and assisting in prescribed fire operations. The Conservation Assistant will assist in species surveys and monitoring. S/he uses available systems and resources to collect, assemble, and analyze various types of data, in the field or through document surveys, producing maps using GIS software and assisting in the production of reports. S/he will be responsible for scheduling and coordinating logistics for special events and/or meetings, telecommunications, and/or reception. S/he will assist with facility and grounds management and maintenance. S/he will assist with the recruitment and training of program volunteers and will coordinate volunteer activities. In addition, the Conservation Assistant will assist with financial administrative tasks, including purchasing, processing forms, preparing reports, and budget preparation and monitoring. S/he applies established processes and practices in order to improve effectiveness, including documents relevant to program procedures. S/he will coordinate activities with multiple variables, setting realistic deadlines and managing the timeline. The Conservation Assistant may handle inquiries about business unit activities and assist in the development of program materials and correspondence. S/he will work cooperatively with Conservancy staff, providing information necessary to make decisions and solve problems. The Conservation Assistant may communicate on behalf of the supervisor with internal and external sources, including staff, trustees, donors, landowners, vendors, and business relations in order to coordinate arrangements, convey information, and ensure successful execution of program.


For additional information about and to apply to this position, click HERE. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on December 4, 2015.

Job: Prairie Coteau Field Steward, The Nature Conservancy, ND (posted November 23, 2015)


The Prairie Coteau Field Steward (Field Steward) performs and participates in preserve operations along with the Land Steward/Burn Boss including the maintenance, management, development and coordination of conservation programs on all TNC properties and projects across the Prairie Coteau management area in NE SD and SW MN. The position is based out of Clear Lake, SD and is a grant funded position which is anticipated to end in August 2019.


The Field Steward will work closely with the Prairie Coteau Land Steward/Burn Boss to lead work teams and supervise seasonal staff, interns and volunteers to ensure objective of Conservation Strategic Plans, coordinate community support, and implement preserve management plans primarily on TNC properties in northeast South Dakota and southwest Minnesota. This includes duties such as: setting up/monitoring/installing conservation grazing programs, prescribed burn planning and implementation, exotic species control, woody species reduction, prairie restoration and monitoring maintains tools and equipment, operates heavy machinery. The Field Steward, upon completion of fire training and certification, will serve as a part of a six to seven person team during spring and fall prescribed fire seasons. This position will also assist the Land Steward in development of site conservation plans for priority preserves. The PCFS is responsible for biological management, property management and accurate tracking of management needs for preserves.

This position requires irregular hours, extensive outdoor physical labor under adverse conditions, and willingness to regularly travel throughout the ecoregion, occasionally overnight. The Field Steward is supervised by the Land Steward. This is a grant funded position which is anticipated to end in August 2019. This is a full-time, benefited position. Work hours vary from 35-50+ hours per week with possible evening, weekend, or holiday work required depending on the season, associated projects, and training opportunities.


For additional information about and to apply to this position, click HERE. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on 12/4/15.

Job: Chattahoochee Georgia LEAF Assistant GLOBE Intern, TNC, Columbus, GA (posted November 16, 2015)


Through the GLOBE (Growing Leaders on Behalf of the Environment) internship program, The Nature Conservancy hires undergraduate students, graduate students, or recent college graduates (2014, 2015, and 2016) to fill paid internship positions during a 10-week summer internship. Our mission is to provide a unique opportunity to bridge the gap between academics and the real-world conservation work that contributes to the health and sustainability of our world. Additionally, the GLOBE Program offers a structured orientation, professional training, network opportunities, mentoring program, and real work experience.


The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.




The 2016 Chattahoochee Fall Line Georgia LEAF Assistant GLOBE Intern will lead a group of LEAF students in the Columbus, GA and Mobile, AL landscape to support conservation priorities. Tasks will involve supporting LEAF activities in Georgia as an administrative assistant and working with Chattahoochee Fall Line staff.


To apply, please visit the Student Conservation Association (SCA) GLOBE landing page at to submit your application. All applications must be submitted in the SCA system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on January 6, 2016. Please note that the SCA PO# for this specific position is PO-00692022.


Job: Forest Program Stewardship and Monitoring GLOBE Intern, TNC, Silsbee, TX (posted November 16, 2015)


The GLOBE FY2016 Intern will work with the Conservation and Science staff of the Texas Chapter of The Nature Conservancy to further advance the conservation goals of the Forest Program. The Intern will divide their time between ecological monitoring and land stewardship/management tasks at several East Texas Preserves. The Intern will install, measure and record data for vegetation monitoring plots on various preserves. In order to effectively evaluate land management treatments and changes in the vegetation communities, a large number of plots are needed. With the sub-tropical vegetation and climate there is considerable vegetation growth and diversity. Conducting this monitoring will increase the knowledge of the Intern on ecological systems, Texas ecology vegetation monitoring techniques, plant identification, use of taxonomic keys and a GPS Unit, and data entry for Excel and/or Access software programs. The Intern will also be a member of the field team that conducts inventories for the endangered Texas trailing phlox, and the state rare scarlet catchfly and Chapman's orchid. Aquatic inventories will include freshwater mussel surveys and aquatic/fisheries surveys on selected preserves within the Neches River Basin.

In addition the GLOBE Intern will (under the supervision of the Southeast Texas Preserve Manager) work to conduct land management treatments (mechanical, chemical and hand clearing) to restore and enhance longleaf pine, mixed pine-oak and bottomland hardwood forests. Hardwood shrub control and treatment of invasive and non-native plants will be conducted. The Intern will also assist Preserve staff with the daily operation of the preserves which may include maintenance of 8.5 miles of hiking trail, boundary marking and maintenance, monitoring and upkeep of the public access area and care and upkeep of field equipment and facilities. If the Intern is fire qualified and can meet the physical fitness requirements they may participate on wildfires or prescribed burns for the Forest Program as needed. Their participation will be governed by the national and state TNC Fire Management Qualifications and Guidelines.

The Intern will be responsible working in the field with TNC staff, learning the protocol for the monitoring plots recording field data, taking photographs, organizing and entering electronic field data. For stewardship of the preserves, the Intern will be responsible for working cooperatively with Preserve staff to accomplish daily scheduled activities. Interns will be expected to work on prioritized tasks and also be flexible in the event of a change of plans, or emergencies. For some tasks Interns may be asked to work independently with the proper instructions and resources.


To apply, please visit the Student Conservation Association (SCA) GLOBE landing page at to submit your application. All applications must be submitted in the SCA system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on January 6, 2016. Please note that the SCA PO# for this specific position is PO-00692047.

Job: Disney Wilderness Preserve GLOBE Intern, The Nature Conservancy, Kissimmee, FL (posted November 16, 2015)


By working on a wide variety of tasks that are associated with managing a conservation site that has a strong commitment to public outreach, this intern will learn the actual operational, biological and public elements of conservation in today’s world. The intern will be an integral part of The Nature Conservancy’s Central Florida Conservation Program.

The intern’s tasks may include, but are not limited to:

  1. Lead and assist with wildlife surveys and native/invasive population monitoring and controlled burns.
  2. Work on a population density/damage assessment project to quantify the extent of the feral hog situation at the preserve
  3. Conduct Florida Scrub Jay and red-cockaded woodpecker monitoring
  4. Work with Central Florida fire and invasive control staff on-site and on partner agency sites on prescribed fires and invasive survey work
  5. Assist and learn the components of facilities management and volunteer programs
  6. Complete on-the-ground facilities audits and GHG reduction reviews of all structures and vehicles
  7. Assist in simplifying/redoing how we manage volunteers, from recruitment to retention
  8. Assist in youth outreach, including the LEAF Program and local schools and organizations. Design projects we can do to help engage youth year round


For more information and to apply, please visit the Student Conservation Association (SCA) GLOBE landing page at to submit your application. All applications must be submitted in the SCA system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on January 6, 2016.

Job: Baraboo Hills Forest Steward, The Nature Conservancy, Baraboo, WI (posted November 13, 2015)


The Baraboo Hills Forest Steward, located in Baraboo, Wisconsin, will conduct natural area stewardship work at preserves throughout Sauk County with an emphasis on forest systems and invasive species management. Successful candidate will implement preserve management plans which may include species monitoring and research, invasive species control, forest management and restoration operations, boundary posting, trail and/or equipment maintenance, participation on prescribed burns, conducting easement monitoring, field trip coordination and attending volunteer stewardship workdays. This position will assist in the preparation, review and implementation of forest management projects, including timber harvests, on conservancy owned properties. Position will have regular interaction with the public, conservation partners, land management contractors and forestry service providers. This is a full time three year term position (35 hours per week) February 2016 – January 2019. Annual salary starts at $36,500 depending on experience and demonstrated skill sets.


The Baraboo Hills Forest Steward leads work teams and may supervise seasonal staff to ensure objectives of Conservation Plans are met. Scope of duties may include:

  • Plans and implements stewardship activities on Conservancy owned lands
  • Maintains preserve areas frequented by the visiting public
  • Removes exotic species and/or monitors & researches species
  • Coordinates the work of contractors
  • Operates and maintains tools and machinery such as chainsaws, brush cutters, backpack sprayers, and ATVs
  • Creates records and maintains GIS database of stewardship activities
  • Monitors easements
  • Assists in developing and implementing preserve management plans
  • Leads volunteer work teams
  • Participates as a member of the Conservancy’s prescribed fire crew throughout Wisconsin
  • Frequent travel to preserve locations around Baraboo and occasional travel to preserves across WI using company vehicle will be required.


For more information about and to apply to this position, click HERE. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on November 30, 2015.

Job: Restoration Management Assistant Crew Leader, The Nature Conservancy, Morocco, IN (posted November 9, 2015)


The primary role of the Restoration Management Assistant Crew Leader (RMACL) is to serve as a crew leader for a 4-6 person seasonal crew. The time frame for this position will be February 2016 to November 2016 and optional housing is available.


The RMACL will work daily with the crew to restore prairie and savanna areas at the Kankakee Sands Macrosite. The RMACL position will focus on controlling exotic species across nearly 8000 acres of tallgrass prairie restoration and black oak savanna, however, they will also participate in other aspects of restoration activities such as: transplanting, collecting and processing native plant seeds, and planting and maintaining beds at the seed nursery. The RMACL will use hand tools, herbicides, UTVs, a tractor, and small machinery to complete the restoration duties. The RMACL is expected to participate in prescribed fire as the opportunity arises. The RMACL is supervised by the Kankakee Sands Project stewardship staff.


For more information about and to apply to this position, click HERE. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on November 30, 2015.

Job: Hotshot Wildland Firefighter (Forestry Technician), National Park Service, Estes Park, CO (posted November 6, 2015)

OPEN PERIOD: Monday, November 2, 2015 to Tuesday, December 29, 2015

If you like remote and rugged conditions, extended travel and overnight camping, then becoming a Hotshot Wildland Firefighter may be for you. Rocky Mountain National Park is looking for temporary employees to work on Hotshot Crews. For more information on Crew Types, click here.

Positions at the GS-05 level have been identified as one of the key fire management positions under the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) Standard. These positions have been categorized as a Senior Firefighter (SFF), and require selectee to meet the minimum qualification standards for IFPM prior to being placed into the position. Detailed information regarding IFPM positions can be found at the IFPM website.

For additional information about and to apply to this position, click HERE.

CAL FIRE Announces Fire Prevention Grants to Reduce Threat of Wildfire (posted November 2, 2015)

CAL FIRE announced the release of the 2015-2016 State Responsibility Area Fire Prevention Fund (SRAFPF) Grant Program. The grants are aimed at reducing the threat of large wildfires in and around communities within the State Responsibility Area (SRA) of California.

To see the full press release, click HERE.

Job: AmeriCorps Field Crew Members (posted October 30, 2015)

AmeriCorps Field Crew Members (ages 18-25) receive on-the-job training to learn natural resources management skills and put those skills into practice completing habitat restoration projects throughout the Midwest. Crews complete natural resource conservation projects such as tree planting, exotic species management, trail construction, stream bank stabilization, prescribed burning, wildland fire fighting and emergency response. Crew Members also get the chance to work alongside conservation professionals and explore career options within the environmental field.
This is a full-time commitment for a year-long AmeriCorps service term. The Crew Member will receive a monthly stipend and an education award upon successful completion of the term that may be used for education expenses or to repay qualified student loans.

For more information, click HERE.

Nominations for 2016 Smokey Bear Awards (posted October 29, 2015)

The Cooperative Forest Fire Prevention (CFFP) Committee is pleased to invite nominations of deserving candidates for the 2016 Smokey Bear Awards. Sponsored by the U.S. Forest Service, National Association of State Foresters, and the Ad Council, the national Smokey Bear Awards recognize outstanding service in the prevention of human-caused wildfires and increasing public recognition and awareness of the need for continuing wildfire prevention efforts. The Smokey Bear Awards are the highest national honor one can receive for outstanding work and significant program impact in wildfire prevention. This award has been bestowed on well-deserving groups and individuals annually since 1957.

For more information regarding the award and making a nomination, click HERE.

Nominations for the 2016 Smokey Bear Awards are due February 1, 2016.

Grant Project to Provide Solutions for Wildfire (posted October 26, 2015)

Wildfire threats to homes, property and livelihoods are growing rapidly as urbanized areas in Idaho develop into the wildland-urban interface (WUI). University of Idaho faculty members will contribute to wildfire hazard planning in the WUI with a $240,000 grant from the U.S. Forest Service’s Landscape Scale Restoration Project and the Idaho Department of Lands.

The project has four major components over three years:

  • Project members will conduct a comprehensive survey and review of adopted and proposed national and Idaho statutes, rules, ordinances and policies related to wildfire in the wildland-urban interface.
  • Project members will distribute two risk-perception surveys, reaching approximately 40,000 households total. In addition, they will interview people who live in areas identified as a priority in the Idaho Forest Action Plan.
  • The survey and detailed legal research will lead to a Wildfire Risk Planning Guide, scaled to fit local needs, to help local land-use planning efforts.
  • Project members will design and conduct at least 12 no-cost, one-day, interactive workshops for volunteer and professional firefighters, planning directors, county and city administrators, and other interested parties in rural communities with the highest need.

For more information see the news release.

Job: As-Needed Burn Crew Member, The Nature Conservancy, Box Springs, GA (posted October 21, 2015)


The Burn Crew Member participates in wild land fire operations which include ignition, control, mop-up, suppression, monitoring, and other tasks as assigned.


The As-Needed Burn Crew Member will participate on prescribed burns located throughout the state of Georgia and possibly Alabama on a strictly As-Needed basis. The Conservancy has multiple burns each year in which additional staff are needed for individual burns. This position is meant to help fill in the gap of required personnel for individual single-day prescribed fire operations. Staffing needs for this position are currently projected to average 1 operational period on a biweekly basis. Opportunities for operational periods are strictly at the discretion of GA-TNC Burn Bosses, will likely be sporadic and clustered by opportune weather conditions, and no guarantee of a minimum number of opportunities is given or implied. As-Needed Burn Crew members will also participate on opportunities only as their own schedules will allow, and thus participation on any given opportunity is not required.

The primary responsibility of the As-Needed Burn Crew Member will be to assist in conducting prescribed burns on key TNC preserves and assist TNC partners such as private land owners, state, and federal agencies. S/he will participate in wildland fire operations which include ignition, control, mop-up, suppression, monitoring, etc. All TNC staff actively participating on a prescribed burn must be qualified as a FFT2.

Individual is expected to provide their own personal protective equipment as outlined by the TNC fire management manual and to be able provide their own transportation. Car pooling options and some loaner equipment may be available with sufficient pre-notification.


For more information about and to apply to this position, click HERE. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on December 1, 2015.

Job: Wildland Firefighter (Range/Forestry Aid/Technician), National Park Service, Fritch, TX (posted October 7, 2015)

Lake Meredith National Recreation Area is looking for temporary employees to work on a variety of wildland firefighting crews. Applications will be accepted from all qualified United States citizens.

For more information and to apply, click HERE.

Sage Grouse ESA Listing Decision (posted September 23, 2015)

Excerpt from the Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary press release, dated Sept. 22, 2015:


Historic Conservation Campaign Protects Greater Sage-Grouse

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service determines federal land management plans and partnerships with states, ranchers, and NGOs avert ESA listing by conserving America’s "Sagebrush Sea."

An unprecedented, landscape-scale conservation effort across the western United States has significantly reduced threats to the greater sage-grouse across 90 percent of the species’ breeding habitat and enabled the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to conclude that the charismatic rangeland bird does not warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). This collaborative, science-based greater sage-grouse strategy is the largest land conservation effort in U.S. history.

Read the entire press release.

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