Sage Grouse Stewardship Fund Grants
Habitat conservation is an important part of Montana's Conservation Strategy, particularly on private lands where most of Montana’s sage grouse live. Montana seeks non-regulatory, collaborative approaches to address threats to sage grouse habitat.
The Montana Sage Grouse Oversight Team (MSGOT) oversees expenditures from the Sage Grouse Stewardship Fund account (Fund), which was created by the 2015 Montana Legislature (SB 261).
The purpose of the Stewardship Fund is to maintain, enhance, restore, expand or benefit sage grouse habitat and populations through competitive grants. The Fund is also intended to establish free market mechanisms for voluntary, incentive-based conservation efforts that generate credits which can be purchased to offset impacts of development.