Stewardship Alliance of Northeast Elko
The SANE Plan identifies two primary goals, each with multiple objectives, that are the road map for moving forward:
Socio-Economic Goal: Elevate public awareness of the present and historic interdependence between public and private lands in the West by implementing a management approach for natural resources focused on the reliance between public and private assets as the basis for natural resource conservation, land management, and economic viability of rural ranching communities.
Ecological Goal: Maintain sustainable sagebrush ecosystems to provide habitat (food, shelter, and water) for wildlife and domestic livestock including greater sage-grouse.
Rangeland ecosystems are in a continual state of change driven by natural climatic events, environmental stressors, and by anthropogenic uses. SANE is committed to respond to changing conditions on the landscape by addressing problem areas as they are identified. SANE will be supported by the TAC through the adaptive management process that will allow flexibility to identify practical solutions based on sound science.
The SANE members came together voluntarily as an independent, foresighted, and hardworking group of ranchers with a common goal to create, and be a part of a better decision-making process for conservation in their backyard. SANE reached out and local land management agencies responded to the call for science-based planning. SANE will continue to work on refining threat assessments and perfecting effective actions that minimize or remove risks to the sagebrush ecosystem using local monitoring results. Future success will be based on ongoing development, implementation, and monitoring the local-based actions that address specific objectives and verified threats.