S.2575 - Sage-Grouse Accountability and Private Conservation Act of 2014113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Walsh, John E. [D-MT] (Introduced 07/09/2014)|
|Committees:||Senate - Environment and Public Works|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 07/09/2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2575 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (07/09/2014)
Sage-Grouse Accountability and Private Conservation Act of 2014 - Directs the Department of the Interior to report on the status of the greater sage-grouse conservation efforts by December 15, 2014. Requires the report to include a description of: (1) public (federal and state) and private programs and expenditures, (2) existing state management plans as well as plans that have been announced but not yet implemented, and (3) plans by land management agencies.
Authorizes the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide funding under its agricultural land easements program for a conservation easement in an amount that is up to 75% of the value of land with greater or Gunnison sage-grouse habitat of special environmental significance. Adds maximizing the protection of that habitat as a consideration when ranking applications to the program.