Have the impacts to sage grouse been evaluated?
UAMPS has identified its preferred site within the boundaries of the Idaho National Laboratory. The 35-acre site is located about six miles south of the Lost River rest stop west of the intersection of U.S. Highways 20 & 26 and due north of EBR-1. DOE and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have prepared a Conservation Agreement related to sage grouse management, and this preferred location is outside of the critical management area. Any potential additional impacts to ecosystems will be evaluated as part of the environmental review process required for licensing.