Bates Hole Shirley Basin Local Working Group

The Bates Hole/Shirley Basin Sage grouse Working Group was formed in 2004 to develop and facilitate implementation of local conservation plans for the benefit of sage-grouse and, whenever feasible, other species that use sagebrush habitats. The working group includes 11 members representing government agencies, industry, agriculture and wildlife stakeholders. The Bates Hole/Shirley Basin LWG is one of eight groups dealing with sage grouse conservation at the local level in Wyoming.

The conservation plans identify management practices and the financial and personnel means to accomplish these practices, within an explicit time frame, for the purpose of improving sage grouse numbers and sagebrush communities. As local plans are implemented and conservation measures are taken on behalf of sage-grouse and sagebrush habitats, the Bates Hole/Shirley Basin LWG hopes to preclude the listing of sage grouse under the Endangered Species Act. Listing of the species could have negative impacts on agriculture, energy and other industries in Wyoming.

The purpose of Local Sage-Grouse Working Groups (LWGs) is to develop and facilitate the implementation of local conservation plans for the benefit of the sage-grouse, their habitat, and whenever feasible, other species that use sagebrush habitats. The plans developed by the LWGs will identify management practices and the financial and personnel means to accomplish these practices, within an explicit time frame.

LWGs are comprised of individuals equitably representing local interests including, agriculture, conservation, industry, federal, state, local, and tribal governments. The goal is that by collaborating across all stakeholders, sage-grouse numbers will improve and we can preclude the need to list the species under the Endangered Species Act.

Read the Bates Hole/Shirley Basin Sage-Grouse Conservation Plan


Contact Bates Hole Shirley Basin Local Working Group

Willow Hibbs
Wildlife Biologist
3030 Energy Lane
Casper Regional Office
Casper, Wyoming  82604
Phone: 307-298-2269

 

Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Albany County, Wyoming
  • Carbon County, Wyoming
  • Converse County, Wyoming
  • Laramie County, Wyoming
  • Natrona County, Wyoming
  • Niobrara County, Wyoming
  • Platte County, Wyoming


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