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Drones Help Washington Sage Grouse
Image by BLMOregon
In 2015, the National Interagency Fire Center and the Oregon State Office were out near Swanson Lake flying drones over eastern Washington. This effort was to classify mesic habitat to help with an overall range health assessment. Mesic habitat is critical to sage-grouse as brood-rearing habitat.
The drones used in this operation were able to cover hundreds of mapped polygons a day and the imagery produced will help make the BLM Spokane District make more accurate classifications of the sag-grouse habitat.
In September 2015, the BLM and USFS announced that they had issued Records of Decisions finalizing the 98 land use plans that will help conserve greater sage-grouse habitat and support sustainable economic development on portions of public lands in 10 states across the West. The land use plans were developed during over a multi-year process in partnership with the states and local partners, guided by the best available science and technical advice from the USFWS.
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Photo by Jeff Clark, BLM
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Chief Master Sgt. Seth L. Rector gives a briefing to remotely piloted aircraft pilots outlining the manning challenges facing the 49th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Dec. 16, 2016. The squadron supports the 6th Reconnaissance Squadron, as well as the 9th and 29th Attack Squadrons, enabling the graduation of pilots and sensor operators in support of the Air Force’s largest formal training unit. (U.S. Air Force photo by J.M. Eddins Jr.)