Sage grouse are putting that question out there. BLM and the Forest Service are amending plans to adopt strategies for federal lands that are more ‘strict’ than what states would do. States don’t like this; do you?
A related question – how important is it to have a consistent conservation strategy across jurisdictions?
I am disappointed by the many proposed differences between BLM’s Montana’s RMPs and the Montana Sage Grouse Habitat Conservation Program,” Bullock wrote in a 12-page letter to Jamie Connell, the BLM director for the state. “The difference between the Wyoming and Montana state plans and the Montana RMPs reflect inconsistencies that simply do not make sense when serving for a consistent approach to sage grouse conservation across significant and interconnected working landscapes.”