Skip to comments.BLM seeking input on sage grouse ( NV, CA )
Posted on 12/18/2013 2:04:48 PM PST by george76
The Bureau of Land Management held a public meeting surrounding its draft environmental impact statement surrounding greater sage grouse habitat and possible measures to protect sage grouse habitat. The EIS listed six alternatives, with alternative D listed as the preferred alternative. Its aimed at balancing competing human interests, land uses and the conservation of natural and cultural resource values, while sustaining and enhancing ecological integrity across the landscape, including plant, wildlife and fish habitat.
BLM Branch Chief for Renewable Resources and Planning Joe Tague, who traveled across parts of northern California and Nevada to discuss the DEIS and inform the public how to submit better written comments to the BLM. The DEIS is available at www.1.usa.gov/1gh2IQP. The public can submit comments electronically and via mail. Comments can be submitted online at www.on.doi.gov/I4ZD3Rb or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments can be mailed to BLM-Greater Sage-Grouse EIS, Attn.: Joe Tague, 1340 Financial Blvd., Reno, NV 89502.
The public comment period ends Jan. 29. Comments must be received on or before this date and comments received after will not be considered.
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Well, they taste good.
They taste better when they’re cold aged and then smoked over mesquite.
I hear tell there was a turkey shortage this year. You say sage grouse is tasty?
With corn on the cob and Sam Adams.
They be excellent.
Bake at 350°F for 1 hour. Bastes as necessary...............
Broiled Marinated Grouse
3 Ready-to-roast wfld ruffed grouse (14 oz each) or farm-raised partridge
2/3 c Strained fresh tangerine juice
1/3 c Olive oil
2 Cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 ts Chopped fresh OR 1/2 ts Dried thyme leaves
3/4 ts Salt
1/4 ts Ground black pepper
Split each grouse in half lengthwise. Rinse and pat dry.
In 13-by 9-inch glass dish, combine tangerine juice, oil, garlic, thyme, salt, and pepper. Place grouse halves in dish; turn over to coat well. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.
Preheat broiler or outdoor grill. Lift grouse from marinade, reserving mari- nade, and place them, breast sides down, on rack over broiler pan. If broiling, pour leftover marinade in cavity of each half. If grilling, brush birds with reserved marinade several times during grilling. Broil or grill grouse, 4 inches from heat source or over hot coals, 5 minutes. Turn grouse and cook 5 to 8 minutes longer or until breasts are firm but remain slighty pink against the bone.
Transfer grouse to serving plates. If desired, pour juices from broiling pan into pitcher to serve with grouse.
They’ve opened one for Oregon also.
Greater Sage Grouse EIS draft released
Posted on November 27th in News
Public comment sought on six management alternatives
As part of a joint effort with the U.S. Forest Service to conserve the Greater Sage Grouse and its habitat across 10 Western states, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Friday, Nov. 22, for a 90-day public comment period.
The draft Oregon Sub-Regional Greater Sage Grouse Resource Management Plan (RMP) Amendment/EIS would amend the BLM land management plans covering the Andrews, Baker, Lakeview, Steens, Three Rivers, Brothers La Pine (east), Southeastern Oregon, and Upper Deschutes RMPs in Oregon. It considers six possible management alternatives for maintaining and increasing habitat for Greater Sage Grouse on BLM-administered lands. The decisions in this RMP Amendment apply only to BLM-administered lands in Oregon. They do not apply to private land.
I recommend garlic and Italian Seasoning.
What difference, at this point, does it make on what input the BLM gets from the public. They won’t listen and the sage grouse will be the latest club the EPA and environmentalists will use to stop all human development. However...The windmills and solar power plants will be allowed uninhindered.
I’ve been in BLM meetings where they seek public comment.
They pack the meetings with invitees from various enviro groups, and even “plainclothes” BLM employees who are just “sitting in”.
So while inviting and politely receiving public comment from any and all, they are able to achieve the consensus they want with remarkable uniformity.
Thank you, printed!
My daughter learned quick. She went to a school board meeting. She came home and said....Mom..You could have talked for an hour and been right...But they had made up their minds before the meeting started.
Like the late Roman Empire, we're just supposed to assemble in front of the balcony to cheer and acclaim the latest decision of the Imperial Curia.
“Greater sage grouse”?
Sam always knew he was greater than the other sage grouse. His mother had told him so.
“Sam, you’re greater than those other sage grouse. You’re smarter and better looking and fly faster.”
But, he wasn’t greater than the shotgun......
Interesting choice of words.
Sage grouse will probably be a new color in next year’s L.L. Bean catalog.
A tad darker than sage.
courtesy ping george76.