Interior Withdraws Grouse Habitat Proposal

The Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management announced the cancellation of a proposed withdrawal of 10 million acres of public land throughout the Intermountain West. 

These lands were proposed to be withdrawn as sage grouse habitat, but this massive withdrawal of public lands would have also significantly impacted the economies of communities who relied on this land for mining, grazing, timbering, etc.   

NAR submitted a comment letter in 2015 expressing concerns about this public lands withdrawal and the economic impacts it would have had on communities.

The lands will continue to be managed in accordance with existing plans, programs, policies and regulations in Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming.

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