Secretary Jewell Meets with Sage Grouse Stakeholders at Colorado Ranch
January 21, 2014
On January 21, 2014, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper visited northwestern Colorado as part of the Secretary’s commitment to working with states and private landowners toward developing conservation efforts for sage grouse in the region. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe and Bureau of Land Management Principal Deputy Director Neil Kornze joined Jewell and Hickenlooper for a tour of the Bord Gulch Ranch, as well as for a stakeholder meeting with local landowners and officials.
Secretary Jewell commended Ray Owens of Bord Gulf Ranch. “[He] is a model of the 21st century western rancher with his outstanding stewardship of this working landscape. He represents the spirit of partnership that can be replicated across the West as we develop landscape-level strategies to lessen the threats to the sage grouse and conserve its habitat." Photo: DOI
Secretary Jewell and Principal Deputy Director of the Bureau of Land Management Neil Kornze discussed sage grouse conservation with Ray Owens. Photo: DOI
Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Dan Ashe also attended the tour of Bord Gulch Ranch. Photo: DOI
Secretary Jewell and Governor Hickenlooper led a meeting with local stakeholders in sage grouse conservation. Director Dan Ashe and Deputy Director Neil Kornze were also in attendance. Photo: DOI
Governor Hickenlooper and Deputy Director Neil Kornze at the stakeholders meeting. Photo: DOI