Next Meeting: Wednesday, February 8, 2017, beginning at 6:00 pm. Meeting will be held at the Wanship Fire Station with a light supper provided. Please RSVP to Lorien so we can have a correct food count.
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- Chairs: Scott Walker
To be placed on the mailing list, or for specific meeting times and locations, contact Lorien Belton, CBCP Extension Specialist at 435-770-2413 or Lorien.firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 2015 Accomplishment Report, Morgan-Summit section
- Brandon Flack and Terry Messmer, 2015 Annual Research Report. Greater Sage-grouse Habitat Use Patterns and Vital Rates in the Morgan-Summit Sage-grouse Management Area: Conservation Implications for Managers.
- Brandon Flack presentation to Summit County Council, Aug. 5, 2015. Ecology of Greater Sage-grouse in the Morgan-Summit SGMA: Conservation Implications for Managers.
- 2014 Accomplishment Report, Morgan-Summit Section
- 2012 Accomplishment Report, Morgan-Summit Section
- 2011 Accomplishment Report, Morgan-Summit Section
- Presentation and Flyer given to County Council, Spring 2011
- 2009-10 Accomplishment Report; Morgan-Summit Section
- 2008 Accomplishment Report; Morgan-Summit Section
- 2006-7 Accomplishment Report; Morgan-Summit Section
Minutes: Notes from the Field:
- October 25, 2016 April 1, 2016, May 1, 2016, June 1, 2016, August 1, 2016
- April 11, 2016 April 22, 2015, June 2, 2015, July 2015
- November 4, 2015
- February 10, 2015
- December 11, 2014
- August 19, 2014
- January 13, 2014
- November 13, 2013
- March 28, 2013
- January 7, 2013
- November 5, 2012
- June 12, 2012
- April 3, 2012
- February 13, 2012
- November 29, 2011
- May 17, 2011
- March 30, 2011
- November 29, 2010
- Field Tour July 6, 2010
- March 10, 2010
-How is preferred habitat selection influenced by land use and habitat fragmentation?
-Given the various levels of land-use in the Morgan-Summit SGMA, what is the spatial extent of potentially available nesting, brooding, and winter use habitats and how much of the available habitat is being used?
One of the greater sage-grouse leks in the Morgan-Summit area is located perilously close to a state highway, and birds frequently fly onto the middle of the road just at the crest of the hill during strutting season. Approaching drivers cannot see the birds until they are dangerously close, and there have been numerous anecdotal accounts of birds being hit by vehicles. The working group (MSARM) is approaching the problem from several angles. In addition to ongoing work to place permanent, fold-down road signs along the highway to warn motorists in advance, several members of the group helped place flyers at key locations in nearby towns. The flyers warn residents to slow down as they near that area to avoid hitting the birds.