State group explains process behind proposed sage-grouse protections


GILLETTE — The process to revise what areas of the state are designated as core areas for the protection of sage-grouse is very much a work in progress, and a lot of work is yet to be done.

That was the message the sage-grouse Implementation Team tried to get across during a meeting in Lander last week.

When the proposed revisions to the sage-grouse core areas were released to the public, many ranchers were upset because of the perceived lack of transparency and communication on a decision that would potentially affect their future revenues.

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