The Bureau of Land Management put plans in place two years ago to protect sagebrush habitat in order to keep the greater sage grouse from being placed on the Endangered Species List.

Now that those plans are being implemented, the BLM is asking the public for input on how those efforts are working and whether they can be improved.

The Montana/Dakotas State Office of the BLM is hosting one of several public scoping meetings to be held across the West, at which the public will be given an opportunity to weigh in with their comments, concerns, and recommendations about sage grouse conservation efforts.

The Billings discussion will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 8, from 4-8 p.m. at the BLM offices at 5001 Southgate Drive. After a brief presentation, participants will have a chance to ask questions and share their thoughts with BLM staff.

Individuals and organizations may also submit their comments by email by November 27, 2017 to

More information on this nationwide review is available online at