Although sage-grouse are an ESA candidate species, management authority currently remains with the states. The states, in exercising their management authority, have developed conservation plans that are tailored to the unique landscapes and environmental conditions and stressors that may affect local sage-grouse population dynamics. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the US Forest Service (USFS) also have developed sage-grouse conservation plans for the public lands they manage. In addition, many conservation local working groups have developed plans that address threats in their area. Because of wide variability in range-wide populations and habitats, for any conservation strategy to be successful, it must be locally adapted to address specific needs of sage-grouse in area.
Links to management plans are listed below: