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 plan. With the ongoing commitment and collaboration of the state of Utah and its many conservation partners, including private landowners, the plan gives Utah a new chapter in sage-grouse conservation.

“Utah has a long history of successful wildlife management,” Herbert says. “It is thanks to these efforts that we have been able to protect this species, and I trust that these developments will continue to promote healthy habitat for the sage-grouse throughout the State.”

For more information and to read the updated plan, head over to the Division of Wildlife Resources.

Photo taken May 8, 2017, by Tom Becker, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources