Governor Gordon Extends Public Comment Period on Sage Grouse Executive Order

Written by on April 4, 2019

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon is asking for public feedback to inform his review of Wyoming’s existing Greater Sage-grouse Executive Order. Comments are due by May 1 and should be submitted to wgfd.hpp@wyo.gov.
Governor Gordon states quote “Wyoming has been leading in Sage-grouse management for more than a decade, and one of our hallmarks has been stability and predictability for all involved. “I intend to use the public’s feedback to inform my review and help identify areas where we can improve upon what is already working while keeping a steady course.” End quote.
The governor stressed that the primary elements of the State’s Core Area Strategy and protections for the bird will remain unchanged. The governor plans to re-issue a sage-grouse Executive Order, hoping to improve upon existing elements of the State’s approach to sage-grouse conservation with an eye toward continuing the legacy that has helped protect sage-grouse and its habitat in Wyoming since 2007.
The Governor continued, quote “Sage-grouse are an important species to Wyoming. The State has a significant interest in seeing that the bird remains protected while allowing for responsible development.” End quote.


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