Color Country Greater Sage-grouse Local Conservation Plan February 2008

The Color Country Greater Sage-grouse Conservation Plan (Plan) is the culmination of nearly three years of effort by the Color Country Adaptive Resource Management Local Working Group (CoCARM). CoCARM members include representatives from state and federal land management and resource agencies, non-governmental organizations, private industry, and private landowners. CoCARM formed in 2003 to proactively manage Greater Sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) populations and their habitats in their local area. These efforts began in response to increasing concern about the status of rangewide sage-grouse populations as well as those 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 which was passed by the Wildlife Board in 2002.