Bi-State Local Area Working Group

A collaborative approach for conservation of the Bi-State greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) was initiated in 2002 by the Bi-State Local Area Working Group (LAWG) under the guidance of the Nevada Governor’s Sage Grouse Conservation Team. Over the past ten years, resource management agencies and stakeholders have implemented actions for long-term conservation of greater sage-grouse in the Bi-State area consistent with the Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Plan for the Bi-State Plan Area of Nevada and Eastern California (2004). The collaborative partnerships and efforts stemming from the LAWG have had a positive influence on sage-grouse conservation and management decisions in the BiState area.

Since 2002, the Bi-State Local Area Working Group (LAWG) has provided the forum and the catalyst for cooperative sage-grouse conservation efforts in the Bi-State area. The Bi-State LAWG was extremely active during development of the Nevada Governor’s 2004 Greater Sage-grouse Conservation Plan for Nevada and Eastern California and the Bi-State LAWG continues to be a model for cooperative sage-grouse conservation efforts today. The 2004 plan provided the focus for the implementation of multi-jurisdictional sage-grouse conservation actions in the Bi-State area until 2012, when the plan was updated and replaced with the Bi-State Action Plan for Conservation of the Greater Sage-grouse Bi-State Distinct Population Segment . This 2012 update was completed with the full support of the recently chartered Bi-State Executive Oversight Committee (EOC).

Contact Bi-State Local Area Working Group

Shawn Espinosa
Wildlife Staff Specialist
1100 Valley Road
Reno, Nevada  89512
Phone: (775) 688-1523


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Alpine County, California
  • El Dorado County, California
  • Inyo County, California
  • Mono County, California
  • Douglas County, Nevada
  • Esmeralda County, Nevada
  • Lyon County, Nevada
  • Mineral County, Nevada

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