A Report on the Economic Impact to Wyoming's Economy from a Potential Listing of the Sage Grouse

38 Pages Posted: 16 Nov 2017

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Temple Stoellinger

University of Wyoming - School of Environment & Natural Resources; University of Wyoming College of Law

David "Tex" Taylor

University of Wyoming - Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics

Date Written: July 1, 2017

Abstract

After providing background information on the sage-grouse and its management, this report analyzes the economic impact of sage-grouse conservation measures in Wyoming, and attempts to predict the economic impact of sage-grouse listing as threatened or endangered. The economic impact analysis considers the following standpoints: 1) a baseline analysis of the projected economic importance of commodity production from all sage-grouse habitat in Wyoming; 2) projected reductions in commodity production in Wyoming associated with recently released Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) land use plan amendments for sage-grouse including the 9-Plan Sage-Grouse Amendment EIS, the Lander Resource Management Plan (RMP) the Bighorn Basin RMP, and the Buffalo RMP; and 3) an attempt to estimate the potential reduction in commodity production in Wyoming associated with a listing of sage-grouse as a threaten or endangered species under the ESA.

Keywords: Sage Grouse, Wyoming, Endangered Species Act, Economic Impact, Commodity Production, Greater Sage Grouse, Sage Grouse Implementation Team, Sage Grouse Resource Management Plan Amendments

Suggested Citation

Stoellinger, Temple and Taylor, David "Tex", A Report on the Economic Impact to Wyoming's Economy from a Potential Listing of the Sage Grouse (July 1, 2017). Wyoming Law Review, Vol. 17, p. 79, 2017, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3070623

Temple Stoellinger (Contact Author)

University of Wyoming - School of Environment & Natural Resources ( email )

United States

University of Wyoming College of Law ( email )

1000 E. University Ave
Laramie, WY 82071
United States
307-766-6450 (Phone)

David "Tex" Taylor

University of Wyoming - Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics ( email )

Box 3354
Laramie, WY 80271-3354
United States

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