Garfield County Energy Advisory Board to hear sage grouse presentation |

Garfield County Energy Advisory Board to hear sage grouse presentation

The Energy Advisory Board (EAB) meeting tonight will feature a presentation about the Garfield County Sage Grouse Conservation Plan. The presentation highlights the county’s actions relating to management policies for northwest Colorado counties that include greater sage grouse habitat.

Because of the county’s unique landforms, elevation, topography and vegetative cover, which differ drastically from other national ranges, the Board of County Commissioners commissioned an in-depth analysis to determine what suitable habitat exists in the county.

Commissioner Tom Jankovsky and Fred Jarman, director of community development, will present the program “Garfield County’s actions regarding the Bureau of Land Management’s Northwest Colorado Environmental Impact Statement on Greater Sage Grouse.” They will discuss habitat maps with the community members who attend.

Board members needed

The EAB still seeks additional citizen representatives from the Dry Hollow Creek area and the Una Bridge/Wallace Creek/Spring Creek area to serve at EAB monthly meetings. Interested county residents who reside in one of these areas are encouraged to apply. Details and the required application form are available online at

The Energy Advisory Board reports to the Garfield County Board of County Commissioners and was created to provide a forum for the public, the oil and gas industry, landowners and local government to engage in communication and actions that encourage responsible and balanced development of energy resources in Garfield County.

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