International Sage Grouse Forum

MACD was represented at the International Sage Grouse Forum held November 13 and 14 in Salt Lake City by our three Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI) range conservationists and Program Director.

The Forum was attended by over 350 participants and brought together local sage-grouse working group members, landowners, local planners, energy and industry representatives, and conservation organizations to interact and dialogue with federal and state sage-grouse conservation decision makers, wildlife managers, and biologists to further advance sage-grouse conservation in the West.

Additionally, the Forum provided an opportunity for MACD staff to engage with SGI members from other states and other representatives from Montana working on sage grouse issues. This opportunity to meet with others and share experiences furthered our goal of implementing conservation measures on the ground that benefit both the landowner and sage grouse.