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Register Now for USU-led Utah Sage-grouse Summit Feb. 18-19

Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014

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The 2014 USU-led Utah Sage-grouse Summit is scheduled for Feb. 18-19, in Salt Lake City. Admission to the two-day gathering is free, but all participants must register by Feb. 7.
Greater Sage-grouse
A male Greater Sage-grouse performs a ritual 'strut' on a ‘lek’ — a gathering area for a competitive mating display. USU leads a gathering of Sage-grouse conservation partners Feb. 18-19 in Salt Lake City. Photo courtesy Phil Douglass, UDWR.

Registration is now open for the Utah State University-led 2014 Utah Sage-grouse Summit slated for Feb. 18-19 in Salt Lake City.


“The summit is a precursor to the National Forum on Sage-grouse Local Working Groups,” says Terry Messmer, Quinney Professor for Wildlife Conflict Management in USU’s Department of Wildland Resources, USU Cooperative Extension wildlife specialist and summit coordinator. “It’s time to bring science to bear on the issue of sage-grouse conservation.”


The two-day gathering, which will be held at the Utah Department of Natural Resources Auditorium at 1594 West North Temple, is designed to encourage the exchange of ideas and information to enhance community and sage-grouse conservation. Conference participation is free, but registration is required by Feb. 7. Registration information, along with a summit agenda, is available at Utah’s Community-Based Conservation Program website.


Gov. Gary Herbert is invited to open the summit. Featured speakers include researchers from USU and Brigham Young University, as well as representatives from Utah’s Local Working Groups and federal, state and private natural resource agencies.


Sponsors for the event are Utah Public Lands Policy Coordination Office, Deseret Land and Livestock, Utah Department of Natural Resources, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Bureau of Land Management, Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, USU Extension, USU Quinney College of Natural Resources, the Jack H. Berryman Institute at USU and the Western Rural Development Office.


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Contact: Terry Messmer, 435-797-3975, terry.messmer@usu.edu

Writer: Mary-Ann Muffoletto, 435-797-3517, maryann.muffoletto@usu.edu

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