Category Archives: Public Lands

Bruneau-Owyhee Sage-grouse Habitat Project (BOSH)

The BLM and partners in Federal, State and county government, conservation organizations and the University of Idaho propose to collaborate in removing encroaching Western juniper (Juniperus occidentalis) from habitat for the Greater sage-grouse across 1.5 million acres of public land in the BLM Bruneau and Owyhee Field Offices (Boise District) in southwest Idaho. In southwest Idaho the spread of Western juniper is a primary threat to the health of sagebrush-steppe habitats, which support hundreds of species including Greater sage-grouse. The BLM is