Big Desert Local Working Groupupdated: June 2015

Local Working Groups (LWGs) are the heart of Idaho's sage-grouse conservation strategy. LWGs provide a forum for people to discuss sage-grouse and habitat issues in their area, share knowledge for local planning, and build support for on-the-ground projects. With the help of Office of Species Conservation grants and other federal and nonfederal matching funds, LWGs have developed and completed many habitat improvement projects for sage-grouse.

Habitat improvement projects include reseeding sagebrush and native grasses and forbs after wildfire, and fencing wet meadows and springs to protect and improve late summer brood-rearing habitat.

Download the Big Desert Sage-grouse Planning Area Sage-grouse Conservation Plan

Contact Big Desert Local Working Group

Zach Lockyer
Wildlife Biologist, Idaho Department of Fish and Game
1345 Barton Road
Pocatello, Idaho  83204
Phone: 208-232-4703


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Bingham County, Idaho
  • Blaine County, Idaho
  • Bonneville County, Idaho
  • Butte County, Idaho
  • Minidoka County, Idaho
  • Power County, Idaho

To request additions or corrections to this entry email the Administrator