BLM & USFS: Sage grouse management plan

To avoid the destructive impacts of the proposed listing of the Greater sage grouse---a species whose habitat covers 165 million acres across 11 states---property owners, industry, environmental groups, and state and local governments worked together on voluntary, collaborative conservation plans to protect the species without the need for a federal listing.

Public Land Order No. 7787; Withdrawal of Public and National Forest System Lands in the Grand Canyon Watershed; Arizona

In the 1980s, Congress passed the Arizona Wilderness Act of 1984, which designated certain public lands in Arizona as wilderness and opened up other public lands for multiple use, including mineral development. According to Senator John McCain, the Arizona Wilderness Act was a compromise “that successfully balanced conservation with mining and other commercial activities.”