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Title: BLM GRSG Sage-Grouse Habitat Assessment Framework: A Multiscale Assessment Tool. Technical Reference 6710-1. (HAF)
Abstract: This document provides policymakers, resource managers, and specialists with a comprehensive framework for assessing sage-grouse habitat in the sagebrush ecosystem. Four pillars form the foundation for the success of this approach: science, effective conservation policy, implementation, and adaptive management. Recent landscape evaluations indicate that conservation of sagebrush ecosystems has not been realized because large-scale mapping was not available to inform site-scale management actions. Advances in landscape ecology enable conservation planners to develop spatially explicit decision support tools that link populations with habitats for effective conservation planning, implementation, and evaluation at landscape scales. A shift from local to landscape conservation will empower decision makers to maximize the likelihood of achieving conservation by implementing site-scale actions within priority landscapes. Standardized methodologies provide consistency in terminology and techniques for site-scale assessments.
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Resource Type: document
Originator: Bureau of Land Management and Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
Publication Date: 2015-06-01
Metadata Language: English
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Theme Topics: Environment and Conservation, Biology and Ecology, Management, Wildlife, GRSG, EIS, Greater Sage-grouse, BLM, WAFWA, California, Oregon, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming
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West Bounding Longitude: -124.404
East Bounding Longitude: -98.603
North Bounding Latitude: 49.945
South Bounding Latitude: 30.747
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