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Responds to BLM 2024 conservation plan

WASHINGTON -U.S. Senator Jim Risch released the following statement after the Bureau of Land Management released its greater sage-grouse conservation plans.

“For over a decade, Idaho has been dedicated to developing a collaborative, science-based, and locally-supported management plan for greater sage-grouse. Meanwhile, changing methodologies and federal bureaucrats’ thinly veiled attempts to tie up swaths of public lands have interfered with Idaho’s work to actually conserve the species. To ensure the success of any sage-grouse conservation plan, BLM must put states and local communities in the driver’s seat to make these decisions,” said Risch.