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Inaugural meeting of Montana Sage Grouse Oversight Team set for Sept. 18 in Helena


HELENA, Mont -- The Montana Sage Grouse Oversight Team (MSGOT) will hold an organizational meeting on Sept. 18, 2015, from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation’s Central Land Office, located at 8001 North Montana Ave., in Helena.

The meeting will focus on drafting by-laws, selecting a chairperson and other procedural tasks as the team begins work to implement Montana’s Sage Grouse Conservation Strategy.

The MSGOT was created by the 2015 Legislature through Senate Bill 261, the Montana Greater Sage Grouse Stewardship Act. Members include the directors of Montana DNRC, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, the Montana Department of Transportation and Montana Department of Environmental Quality; a member of the Montana Senate and House; a representative from the Montana Rangeland Resources Committee; and a designate of Governor Steve Bullock.

The team’s role is to oversee administration of the Montana Sage Grouse Habitat Conservation Program and implement the Conservation Strategy through members’ respective agencies and programs.

A copy of the meeting agenda appears below, and may also be accessed on the DNRC Web site at

The State of Montana makes reasonable accommodations for any known disability that may interfere with a person’s ability to participate in state government. Persons needing an accommodation should notify John Grassy at 406-444-0465 no later than Sept. 16, 2015, to allow time to make needed arrangements.


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