Crawford area Gunnison Sage-grouse Working Group
The Crawford area Gunnison Sage-grouse Working Group is composed of landowners, sportsmen, interested citizens, and representatives from non-governmental organizations, land management agencies, and local government. The group’s mission is to address the decline of GUSG numbers in the Crawford population and the long term security and sustainability by maintaining a healthy landscape for the species plus other resource values and uses in the Crawford area GUSG habitat (Figure 2, page 11). Other important resource values and uses that occur in this area are:
- major deer and elk range;
- livestock grazing, both cattle and sheep;
- recreation which is fairly high due to the proximity of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area; and
- big game hunting and shed antler collecting in the late fall and spring, respectively.
Download the Crawford Area Gunnison Sage-grouse Conservation Plan