Local Area Working Groups


Local Area Working Groups (LAWGs)

The LAWGs provide all stakeholders with an opportunity to work together in actively managing and restoring landscapes across boundaries. Even with collaboration there is a realization that to be successful there is a need for more investment from all sources to achieve sage-grouse conservation objectives. LAWG membership includes representation from private land owners, tribes, federal land management agencies, local governments, conservation districts, United States Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS), United States Geological Service (USGS), Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW), Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS), University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Department of Defense (DOD), sportsmen, mining, energy, Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) users, agricultural and environmental interests.

    The SEP will work with the LAWGs to:

      • Develop and implement site-specific plans to accomplish enhancement and restoration projects in areas that are identified by the SEP as important areas for sage-grouse conservation; 
      • Monitor and adaptively manage conservation actions; 
      • Identify potential habitat enhancement and restoration projects; and 
      • Provide local, site-specific expertise on a variety of issues.