Local Area Working Groups
Local Area Working Groups (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
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.
If you have a Local Area Working Group that does not have its own website and is not yet represented above by a report, a LAWG Report template is also provided above if you have an interest in completing one. Please reach out to SETT staff for assistance with and to post a report.