West Desert Sage-grouse Local Conservation Plan July 2007

The West Desert Greater Sage-grouse Conservation Plan (Plan) is the culmination of a two-year effort by the West Desert Adaptive Resource Management Local Working Group (WDARM). WDARM members include representatives from state and federal land management and resource agencies, as well as private landowners. WDARM formed in 2005 to proactively manage Greater Sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) populations and their habitats in response to increasing concern about the status of sage-grouse populations rangewide and within their local area. The impetus for the writing of this Plan came from a mandate by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (UDWR) in their Statewide Strategic Management Plan, passed by the Wildlife Board in 2002.