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.

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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. 

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/

Guttery, M.R., T.A. Messmer,  M.W. Brunson,  J.D. Robinson, and D.K. Dahlgren.  2015. Declining populations of greater sage-grouse: hunter motivations when numbers are low.  Animal Conservation doi:10.1111/acv12213.  pdf file

Caudill,  D., M.R. Guttery, B. Bibles, T.A. Messmer, G. Caudill, E. Leone, D.K. Dahlgren, and R. Chi. 2014. Effects of climatic variation and reproductive trade-offs vary by measure of reproductive effort in greater sage-grouse. Ecosphere 5(12):154.  pdf file  

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

Brian Wing, 2014.  The Role of Vegetation Structure, Composition, and Nutrition in Greater Sage-Grouse Ecology in Northwestern Utah.  Master's Thesis, Utah State University, Logan, UT.  

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service. 2010. Messmer, T.A. and R.F. Hart, Utah State University (eds.).  Managing Western Lands for Sage-grouse: The USDA NRCS Sage-grouse Restoration Project.  large pdf file


 The Communicator, October 2015

 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, Oct. 2014

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