CHEYENNE – Gov. Mark Gordon issued Greater Sage Grouse Executive Order 2019-3 on Wednesday in an effort to improve upon the state of Wyoming’s Greater Sage Grouse Core Area Protection Strategy.

According to a news release, the new executive order streamlines concepts that are fundamental to sage grouse conservation, improves its clarity, recognizes valid and existing rights, and continues to provide regulatory certainty while allowing for adaptation as new information emerges.

The executive order comes after a public comment period earlier this year that resulted in the submission of numerous constructive ideas aimed at improving Wyoming’s approach. It reflects many of the public’s comments, and incorporates substantial recommendations prepared for the governor by the Sage Grouse Implementation Team (SGIT).

The full text of Executive Order 2019-3 and its appendices are posted to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Greater Sage Grouse Executive Order information page online at

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