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    Utah-CBCP-BannerA cooperative effort supported by Utah State University Extension and the Jack H. Berryman institute.

    If it’s not good for communities, it’s not good for wildlife.

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    • 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 and desert shrub ecosystems and enhance the economic sustainability of local communities.

    Why Extension?

    • 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.

    Why the Berryman Institute?

    • The Berryman Institute is a national organization based in the Department of Wildland Resources at Utah State University. It is named after Jack H. Berryman to honor his distinguished career in wildlife management. The Berryman Institute is dedicated to improving human-wildlife relationships and resolving human-wildlife conflicts through teaching, research, and extension.
    • The BI publishes Human-Wildlife Interactions. HWI is the only scientific journal dedicated improving the management of human wildlife conflicts.


    David C. Stoner, T. A. Messmer, R.T. Larsen, S.N. Frey, M.T. Kohl, E.T. Thacker, and D.K. Dahlgren.  2020. Using satellite-derived estimates of plant phenological rhythmsto predict sage-grouse nesting chronology. Ecology and Evolution DOI: 10.1002/ece3.6758.  

    Chelak, M.S., A.A. Cook, D.D. Frame, and T.A. Messmer.  Draft – for discussion proposes only: Aspergillosis in an augmented greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) population in central Utah: a case report. Western North American Naturalist (accepted).  

    2020 Field Reports
         Sheeprocks SGMA seasonal field report for 2020
        Rich SGMA field report for April, June to August, 2020



    The Communicator, October 2020 Newsletter from the Community-Based Conservation Program

    Accomplishment Report, Utah's Adaptive Resources Management Greater Sage-grouse Local Working Groups, 2019.

     Dahlgren, D.K., T.A. Messmer, B.A. Crabb, M.T. Kohl, S.N. Frey, E.T. Thacker, R.T. Larsen, and R.J. Baxter. 2019. Sage-Grouse Breeding and Lage Brood-Rearing Habitat Guidelines in Utah.  Wildlife Society Bulletin 1–14; DOI: 10.1002/wsb.1029

    Belton, L. and T. Thompson. 2019.  Utah's Sage-Grouse Habitat Mitigation Program.  Utah State University Extension Fact Sheet, NR/Wildlife/2019-02pr. 

    Riginos, C., T. A. Monaco, K. E. Veblen, K. Gunnell, E. Thacker, D. Dahlgren, and T. Messmer. 2019. Potential for post-fire recovery of Greater Sage-grouse habitat. Ecosphere 10(11):e02870. 10.1002/ecs2.2870  

     State and Federal Government Information

    The final listing decision made by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was published in the Federal Register on October 2, 2015. The 12 month finding can be accessed at https://goo.gl/PejtpZ.

     State of Utah Conservation Plan for Greater Sage-grouse. January 2019. Link to Plan

     Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. 2020. Utah Greater Sage-Grouse Lek Count Report: Lek Counts, Aerial Search, and Adaptive Management Triggers. Report published August 18, 2020. Salt Lake City, UT.



    Sage-grouse Habitat in Utah. A Guide for Landowners and Managers. pdf file an app is also available in the apple or google app store

     Todd A. Black. 2014. Video recording of sage-grouse at lek. Filmed during 2013 and 2014 in Rich County Utah.

    Got Sage-grouse? Need Habitat?

    Information for habitat improvement projects

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