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Comments on Sage Grouse EIS due Feb. 20

The deadline for public comment on the BLM’s sage grouse EIS under the amendment to its 2003 Resource Management Plan is Thursday, Feb. 20.

The final EIS is expected to be prepared by this spring, with a 30-day protest period to follow.  A record of decision by the BLM on the issue is expected in September, while U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s decision on whether or not to list the species is expected in September 2015.

The document is available online at http:www.blm.gov/or/energy/opportunity/sagebrush.php.

Comments may be submitted via e-mail to blm_or_so_gsg_planning_comments@blm.gov, or by standard mail to BLM Greater Sage Grouse DEIS, 1220 SW 3rd Ave., Portland 97204.

For more information, contact Joan Suther, BLM Sage Grouse RMPA/EIS project manager, at 541-573-4445.


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