News Items

PLC Collegiate Scholarship Program 2/14/2014

2015 Call for Nominations - Leopold Conservation Award 1/712014

2013 Winter Roundup, "Succeeding in an Industry of Opportunity" 11/20/13

Grazing Permittees urged to Support the Public Lands Council with their Financial Contribution 10/30/13

Help Relief Efforts for South Dakota and Neighboring States by Donating 10/18/2013

Governor proclaims Wyoming Environmental Stewardship Day 4/22/13

Public Lands Council offers Washington update 3/12/13

Dennis Sun named chairman of Wyoming Public Lands Coalition 3/11/13

Wyoming ranchers named to national association offices 2/13/13

Padlock Ranch named Leopold Conservation Award winner 2/12/13

Wyo. Leopold Conservation Award seeks nominees 12/18/12

WSGA applauds wolf delisting, urges responsible hunting 9/28/12

Encana continues partnership with WSGA to tell Wyoming rural stories 8/24/12


Press Photos

Padlock Ranch

Wayne & Judy Fahsholtz

Dustin Van Liew

Public Lands Council Logo

Dennis Sun

NCBA Leadership (see article above for cutline)

In the News

Progressive Cattlemen - 10/18/2013


Press Inquiries

For news and issues inquiries contact WSGA at 307.638.3942

Sage Grouse

WSGA CCAA/CCA Educational Program

A Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances(CCAA) is a voluntary agreement between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and a private landowner whereby private landowners agree to manage their lands to remove or reduce threats to species at risk of being listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

With significant participation, the umbrella CCAA will improve the status of sage-grouse in Wyoming.

Information and Resources

CCAA Landowner Informational Flyer

A Landowner's Approach to Greater Sage-Grouse Umbrella CCAA for Wyoming Ranch Management By: Leanne Correll

Landowner Handbook for Greater Sage-Grouse Umbrella CCAA for Wyoming Ranch Management By: David Willms

Working Lands for Wildlife - Sage Grouse (NRCS SGI Program)

CCAA/CCA Forms and Templates

Appendix B Form - Wyoming Sage-Grouse Umbrella CCAA Information Screen

Appendix C Form - Wyoming Sage-Grouse Individual CCAA Application

Appendix D Form - Sample Annual Individual CCAA Report


FOIA Withholding Template

Meeting Dates

April 2014

30 - NRCS DCs Meeting Casper

May 2014

15 - Lake DeSmet Conservation District Sage-Grouse Update - Buffalo

June 2014

4-7 - WSGA Wyoming Cattle Industry Convention & Trade Show - Cody

September 2014

3 - Area V Conservation District Meeting - Afton

5 - Area III Conservation District Meeting - Worland

10 - Area I Conservation District Meeting - Buffalo

11 - Area II Conservation District Meeting - Wheatland

12 - Area IV Conservation Disctrict Meeting - Medicine Bow   

Contact Inforamtion

Contact information can be found on page 26 of the "A Landowner's Approach to Greater Sage-Grouse Umbrella CCAA for Wyoming Ranch Management"

Participating Agencies
Bureau of Land Management
Natural Resources Conservation Service
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
USDA Forest Service
Wyoming Assoc. of Conservation Districts
Wyoming Department of Agriculture
Wyoming Game & Fish Department
Wyoming Governor’s Office


Acronyms and Definitions

CCA—Candidate Conservation Agreement
CCAA—Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances
CM—Conservation Measure
ESA—Endangered Species Act
EOS—Enhancement of Survival
PA—Participating Agency
FWS—U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Avoid—Used in the context of the CCAA, avoid is to “minimize impacts from an action to the maximum extent possible.” It does not infer that a specific action will never occur.

Conservation Measures—Specific management actions that directly benefit a species or its habitat.
Enhancement of Survival

Permit—The permit issued under a CCAA that authorizes incidental and intentional take associated with the land uses and conservation measures covered by the CCAA.

Incidental Take—The take of a species listed under the ESA that is incidental to, and not the purpose of, carrying out an otherwise lawful activity.