Local Area Working Group

Local Area Working Group Field Trip to Mt. Grant

The Bi-State Local Area Working Group (LAWG) was established in 2002, and initiated a collaborative approach for conservation of the Bi-State Distinct Population Segment of Greater Sage-Grouse, under the guidance of the Nevada Governor's Sage Grouse Conservation Team.

The LAWG provides an open forum for all interested parties to engage in Bi-State Sage-Grouse conservation and management. Participants include federal, state, and local governments; Native American tribes; non-profit organizations; ranchers and landowners; among others.

Over the past fifteen years, LAWG participants have implemented actions for long-term conservation, and the collaborative partnerships and efforts developed by the LAWG have positively influenced sage-grouse conservation and management decisions.

The Sage-Grouse Initiative featured the Bi-State LAWG and one of our partners, the Bishop BLM Field Office, in their featured friend series. Here are links to those stories: LAWG, Bishop BLM.

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