Here’s your chance to learn latest on sage-grouse plans

Sage-grouse photo by Bob Wick of the BLM.

ONTARIO – Changes to plans to manage sage-grouse lands in Oregon will be explained at meeting scheduled for this Wednesday evening in Ontario.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has scheduled the public meeting for 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Four Rivers Cultural Center.

Officials from the agency will explain the changes proposed for draft environmental impact statement, a key document that will guide federal and state officials as they try to preserve and restore habitat for the sage-grouse. In Oregon, about 22,000 acres are affected.

“After almost three years, we have a good idea of what is working, what needs to improve and how to align federal plans with state plans to better achieve results,” said Jamie Connell, a coordinator of the . . .