USU Extension co-sponsors national sagebrush conference

LOGAN — Utah State University Extension co-sponsors “Sagebrush Ecosystem Conservation: All Lands, All Hands,” a sagebrush science and management conference, held Feb. 23-26 at the Salt Lake City Center Hilton. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert will deliver a keynote address on Feb. 25.

The conference will address the latest information and facilitate discussions about plans for the conservation, restoration and maintenance of resilient sagebrush ecosystems throughout the Great Basin and beyond.

“This national conference will build on recent unprecedented collaboration between management agencies, scientists, private landowners, industry and others working to conserve greater sage-grouse populations, said Terry Messmer, USU Extension wildlife specialist and conference organizer. “The recent U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decision to not list the species for protection under the Endangered Species Act demonstrates the effectiveness of collaborative approaches.”

Conference registration cost is $200. For further information and registration, visit <a href=”http://sagebrushconference2016.org/” target=”_blank”>http://sagebrushconference2016.org</a>.

Other sponsors include the Great Basin Consortium and the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.

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