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.
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.
Caudill, D., M.R. Guttery, E. Leone, G. Caudill, and T.A. Messmer. 2016. Age-dependence and individual Heterogeneity in reproductive success of Greater Sage-grouse. Journal of Avian Biology doi: [10.1111/jav.00903]. pdf file
Dahlgren, D.K., M.R. Guttery, T.a. Messmer, D. Caudill, R.D. Ellmore, R. Chi,and D.N. Koons. Evaluating vital rate contributions to greater sage-grouse population dynamics to inform conservation. Ecosphere 7(3):e01249. pdf file
Caudill, D., T.M. Terhune, B. Bibles, and T.A. Messmer. 2016. Factors affecting seasonal movements of juvenile greater sage-grouse: A reconceptualized nest survival model. The Condor 118:139-147. pdf file
Terry Messmer has compiled a summary of Greater Sage-grouse research in Utah called "Sage-grouse Conservation and Management Through Science. The Utah Experience." pdf file
David Dahlgren presentation to NRCS Sage-Grouse Initiative biologists in January 2016. Dave discusses the essence of the Utah Community-based Conservation Program during the last 25 years and the effects of management actions on sage-grouse. This link should open a you-tube video that is about 50 minutes long.
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://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/10/02/2015-24292/endangered-and-threatened-wildlife-and-plants-12-month-finding-on-a-petition-to-list-greaterer/
Todd A. Black. 2014. Video recording of sage-grouse at lek. Filmed during 2013 and 2014 in Rich County Utah.
The Communicator, April 2016
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
State of Utah Conservation Plan for Greater Sage-grouse. February 2013. Link to Plan
Accomplishment Report, Utah's Adaptive Resources Management Greater Sage-grouse Local Working Groups, 2015.
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