To implement a process that enhances coordination and communication between community-based adaptive resource management working groups, private, and public partners.
To develop “seamless” plans for designated Utah geographic areas that contribute to the conservation of sage-grouse and other wildlife species that inhabit Utah’s sagebrush-steppe ecosystems and enhance the economic sustainability of local communities.
Extension is a non-regulatory entity.
Extension has strong ties to the local community and economy.
Extension has established solid working relationships with local landowners and agricultural producers.
NRCS News Release:
Applications for Farm and Ranchland Protection Easement Programs Sought. Land managers are encouraged to apply before March 21, 2014. For more information, see the NRCS website.
Sage-grouse research was the special topic of the Fall 2013 issue of Human-Wildlife Interactions Journal. There are nine new research articles.
Guttery, M.R., T.A. Messmer, E.T. Thacker, N. Gruber, and C.M. Columber. 2013. Greater Sage-Grouse Sex Ratios in Utah: Implications for Reporting Population Trends. Journal of Wildlife Management. pdf file
Messmer, Terry. 2013. Lessons Learned from the Greater Sage-grouse. Challenges and Emerging Opportunities for Agriculture and Rural Communities. Policy Brief for the National Agricultural & Rural Development Policy Center.
Guttery, Michael R., D.K. Dahlgren, T.A. Messmer, J.W. Connelly, K.P. Reese, P.A. Terletzky, N. Burkepile and D.N. Koons. 2013. Effects of Landscape-Scale Environmental Variation on Greater Sage-grouse Chick Survival. PLoS ONE 8(6):e65582. pdf file
Breidinger, Leah S., K.E. Mock, and T.A. Messmer. 2013. Greater sage-grouse and natural gas development in Utah: Using population genetic data for conservation efforts. Western North American Naturalist 73(2):177-183. pdf file
The Communicator, January 2014
Sage-grouse Habitat in Utah. A Guide for Landowners and Managers. pdf file
State of Utah Conservation Plan for Greater Sage-grouse. February 2013. Link to Plan
Belton, L. (compiler) 2012. Conservation Programs for Private Lands. Programs and Resources Available in Utah for Implementation of Utah's Wildlife Action Plan. A joint project of: Utah State University Wildlife Extension Community?Based Conservation Program, Utah’s Department of Natural Resources: Endangered Species Mitigation Fund, Utah’s Division of Wildlife Resources: Utah’s State Wildlife Action Plan, Quinney Professorship for Wildlife Conflict Management, and Jack H. Berryman Institute.
Got Sage-grouse? Need Habitat?
Accomplishment Report, Utah's Adaptive Resources Management Greater Sage-grouse Local Working Groups, 2012.
Anthro Mountain Grazing preliminary Project Report
Utah State University Extension
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