A new range-wide conservation strategy is being developed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for the Greater Sage-Grouse that is native to land through out Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Canada, Washington and more. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's profile of the bird shows that the historic Greater Sage-Grouse range spread through out the southeast portion of Washington State. Now it's current range is limited to two small portions of central Washington. They only occupy 56% of their historical range. BLM has recognized that their current management is failing to conserve the Greater Sage-Ground on public land and that their plan is long overdue.The new BLM strategy emphasizes a cooperative approach and provides a framework to advance efforts to implement timely conservation measures for sage-grouse and its habitat. Their goal is to provide long-term sage-grouse conservation, habitat protection and species improvement that would make adding the species to the Endangered Species Act unnecessary in the upcoming years.