Talking Points for Upcoming BLM Scoping Hearings
Please Attend a the BLM’s Sage Grouse Meetings
Cheyenne @ Little America Nov 6, 4:00 PM- 7:00 PM
Pinedale BLM Field Office: Nov 8, 4:00- 7:00 PM
Talking Points for BLM Scoping Meetings
- Let the Bureau of Land Management know that you don’t want significant changes to the management plans.
- In addition, it is essential that Priority Habitat Management Areas (PHMAs) (and/or Core Habitat) are maintained and provided with the most protections.
- The plans need to retain measures that reduce habitat fragmentation such as no surface occupancy provisions for oil and gas development within PHMAs; no surface occupancy on development locations for wind, solar and transmission lines; and limitations on the amount of and timing of surface-disturbing activities, such as surface disturbance caps and buffers around leks.
- Also, mitigation is a necessary part of the management plans and the hierarchy should be retained – avoidance, minimization, and mitigation.
- I am an American, a public land user, and a person who values the sagebrush steppe.
- I only support targeted changes to resolve specific problems that are backed by past and current scientific information and that do not weaken conservation for sage-grouse and sagebrush.