Derek Dowsett is the Producer of the County Seat. Now entering his 11th season of the program, he has received what he considers a "Crash Course" in County Government.

The planning that is taking place among the states and counties along with BLM, Forest Service, and US Fish and Wildlife is aimed at avoiding a listing in September 2015.

As a result the groups are looking at the factors that affect sage grouse populations and what is required to stabilize the species. The most important component is making sure sage brush habitat is restored.