This data set contains landscape-scale greater sage-grouse conservation areas as defined by the Idaho Sage Grouse Task Force. The intended scale of use is 1:500,000. The data was developed through a collaborative process in looking at several GIS datasets. The intended scale of use is 1:500,000. The dataset was digitzed coarsely on the screen to roughly match the extent of the BLM PPH and PGH line work. In August 2012, the names of the Southwest and Southeast Conservation Areas where changed to West Owyhee and Southern, respectively. Also, the boundary between these two areas was also changed to the Bruneau River.Fields: [CoreZones] = Mountain Valleys, Desert, Southern, or West Owyhee Conservation Areas.  [NorthSouth] = South of the Snake River or North of the Snake River.The Idaho Sage Grouse Task Force (SGTF) appointed by the Governor of Idaho, created an Idaho alternative in response to the BLM's, "A Framework to Identify Greater Sage-grouse Preliminary Priority Habitat and Preliminary General Habitat for Idaho" as seen at  The SGTF split the BLM's designated PPH and PGH into 4 'Conservation Areas', two located North of the Snake River and two South. The Conservation Areas are split into Managment Zones attributed with Core, Important, and General. This shapefile is supporting information for the content within the 'DRAFT Federal Alternative of Governor C.L. Butch Ottter For Greater Sage-Grouse Management in Idaho, June 28th, 2012' at more information about the SGTF visit FULL FGDC METADATA

Dataset Attributes

  • FID
  • CoreZones
    {"value"=>"West Owyhee", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"Southern", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"Mountain Valleys", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"Desert", "count"=>1} ()

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