Nevada Petroleum & Geothermal Society Monthly Dinner Meeting – Thursday, Oct 1, 2015

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Speakers:

Lauren Mermejo, BLM Great Basin Greater Sage-Grouse Program Lead
Raul Morales, BLM Deputy State Director for Renewable Resources and Planning

Topic:
Nevada and Northeastern California Greater Sage-Grouse Land Use Plan Amendment      

Ramada Reno Hotel
1000 East 6th Street, Reno, NV 89512
Cocktail Reception 6:30, Skyline Bar, 14th Floor

HOSTED BY: Paul Graham Drilling and Resource Cementing
Dinner Served at 7:00 PM
NPGS Members $20, Non-Members $23, Students $10

ABSTRACT:
The Bureau of Land Management has recently completed 14 land use plans and land use plan amendments across 10 states.  These plans conserve key sagebrush habitat and promote sustainable economic development in the West.   The Records of Decision and Approved Plans were signed in September.  The US Fish and Wildlife Service is using our plans, as well as the Forest Service Plans, State Plans, NRCS projects, and private land owner conservation efforts to determine it the actions and information within all of these efforts is adequate to conserve the Greater Sage-Grouse and its habitat such that a listing under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is not necessary.

We have confidence that these plans, when final, will not only benefit the Greater Sage-Grouse, but will also preserve the West’s heritage of ranching and outdoor recreation; protect hundreds of wildlife species that also rely on sagebrush habitat, such as elk, mule deer and golden eagles; and promote balance between conservation and development.

The Federal Sage-Grouse conservation plans have several key components that are consistent across the range:  they are done at a landscape scale; there has been unprecedented coordination; they adopt numerous aspects of the State’s plan; they are based off of best available science; they are a targeted, multi-tiered approach; and they respect valid and existing rights.

Please RSVP by Monday, Sep 28, for the Dinner Meeting by clicking here.

If you have RSVP’d, and find that you cannot attend, please notify NPGS as soon as you are able as NPGS will be charged for all no-shows. Thank you for your consideration.

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