Agriculture and Natural Resources Groups Support Multi-Stakeholder Proposal to Manage Wild Horses and Burros

On April 22, a diverse group of stakeholders, including humane advocates, livestock producers, local governments, and rangeland management professionals released a proposal to manage wild horse and burro populations on western rangelands. The proposal, titled “The Path Forward for Management of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Wild Horses and Burros,” focuses on the congressional appropriations process and does not …

Utah Releases Updated Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Plan

In 2017 and 2018, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, in coordination with the governor’s Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office, worked with a broad group of stakeholders to review the existing (2013) plan and recommend further improvements. Governor Herbert says the updated plan incorporates new science, knowledge and key lessons learned, while building on the progress made under the past …

Bellwether Initiative and Trial

On July 31, 2015, and on its own initiative, the Federal District Court for the District of Utah entered an order establishing a process designed to ultimately result in a more efficient way of processing the 12,500 right-of-way claims throughout the state. The order creates a “Bellwether” process by which the parties have now stipulated to, and the Court has …