A 2015 decision by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service kept the Greater Sage-Grouse off the Endangered Species list – but what does this mean for their populations, and for the people that live and work in their habitat? Come learn about the ecology of these fascinating creatures and the community based conservation efforts to sustain their populations from sage-grouse experts Dr. Terry Messmer, USU Professor of Wildlife Conflict Management, and Allison Jones, Executive Director for The Wild Utah Project.
Dr. Messmer is the Director of the Jack H. Berryman Institute (BI) for Wildlife Damage Management, Utah Community-Based Conservation Program (CBCP). He holds the Quinney Professorship of Wildlife Conflict Management in the Quinney College of Natural Resources. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Human-Wildlife Interactions, past Editor-in-chief of The Wildlife Society Bulletin, and an Associate Editor for the Journal of Wildlife Management and The Wildlife Society Bulletin.
Allison Jones is the Executive Director for The Wild Utah Project. Allison has also been appointed by the Director of Utah Division of Wildlife Resources to sit on two state task forces: one to rewrite Utah's black bear management plan, and another to write Utah's first wolf conservation and management plan. Allison was the recipient of the 2014 Jasper Carlton Activist in the Trenches Award.
This event is a collaborative effort brought to you by Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter and the Utah Chapter Sierra Club, Wasatch Back Network.