December 16, 2013 – The State comments on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s proposed rules to remove the gray wolf from the endangered species list and proposed listing of the Mexican wolf. Read the full text of the State’s comment letter.
December 12, 2013 – Secretary Jewell Meets with Western Governors to Provide Update on Sage Grouse Conservation Planning, Lauds Unprecedented Federal-State Cooperation https://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/info/newsroom/2013/december/nr_12_12_2013.html
December 2, 2013 – Utah released its comments on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s proposed rule to list the North American wolverine as threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. Read the full text of the State’s comment letter.
“The Public Lands Initiative is a locally-driven effort to bring resolution to some of the most challenging land disputes in the state of Utah. The initiative is rooted in the belief that conservation and economic development can coexist and make Utah a better place to live, work, and visit.
Achieving success in the Public Lands Initiative requires a commitment to guiding principles and clearly articulated goals. Adherence to the three C’s of Collaboration, Compromise, and Creativity will ensure that the initiative stays on track and produces the types of outcomes that benefit local communities, the state of Utah, and the nation at-large.”
Download the full text of the Utah Public Lands Initiative Status Report for Stakeholders, Interested Parties, and the Public prepared by staff from the offices of Rob Bishop, Jason Chaffetz, and Chris Stewart.