Enhancing Utah’s Wildlife Action Plan: Positioning it as the Leader and Guide to Wildlife Conservation in Utah

Project #: 1780  –   Updated: January 17, 2011

Project Summary

This project enhances Utah’s Wildlife Action Plan to where it serves as a strategic guide for planning and action by all land-and resource-management agencies, non-profit organizations and private groups with a stake in conserving Utah’s wildlife or their habitats.

view full description

Location (by county):
["", "Navajo County (AZ), ", "Daggett County (UT), ", "White Pine County (NV), ", "Rich County (UT), ", " (show more)", "Summit County (UT), ", "Lincoln County (NV), ", "Coconino County (AZ), ", "Mohave County (AZ), ", "Tooele County (UT), ", "Uintah County (UT), ", "Kane County (UT), ", "Washington County (UT), ", "Juab County (UT), ", "San Juan County (UT), ", "Grand County (UT), ", "Cache County (UT), ", "Box Elder County (UT)", " (show less)"]

Watersheds:
["", "Paria, ", "Lower Virgin, ", "Kanab, ", "Fort Pierce Wash, ", "Southern Great Salt Lake Desert, ", "Lower Dolores, ", "Lower San Juan-Four Corners, ", " (show more)", "Northern Great Salt Lake Desert, ", "Meadow Valley Wash, ", "Muddy, ", "Lower Bear-Malad, ", "Raft, ", "Lower San Juan, ", "Montezuma, ", "Little Bear-Logan, ", "Goose, ", "Lower Green-Diamond, ", "Middle Bear, ", "Upper Dolores, ", "Lower Lake Powell, ", "Hamlin-Snake Valleys, ", "Mcelmo, ", "Upper Green-Flaming Gorge Reservoir, ", "Upper Weber, ", "Colorado headwaters-Plateau, ", "Pilot-Thousand Springs, ", "Upper Colorado-Kane Springs, ", "Central Bear, ", "Upper Bear, ", "Westwater Canyon, ", "Escalante Desert, ", "Bear Lake, ", "Chinle, ", "Curlew Valley, ", "Lower White, ", "Blacks Fork", " (show less)"]

Congressional Districts:
UT District 01, NV District 04, AZ District 01, UT District 02, UT District 03

Bird Conservation Regions:
Great Basin, Southern Rockies/Colorado Plateau, Sonoran And Mojave Deserts, Northern Rockies

USFWS Regions:
Mountain Prairie Region, Southwest Region, Pacific Southwest Region

Project size:
1223.94 miles

Public Access

Site Name Publicly Accessible
Site 1 Yes

Full Project Description

This project enhances Utah’s Wildlife Action Plan to where it serves as a strategic guide for planning and action by all land-and resource-management agencies, non-profit organizations and private groups with a stake in conserving Utah’s wildlife or their habitats.

Goals and Targets

Primary motivations:

Conservation Mission

Primary goals:

Our goal is to enhance Utah’s Wildlife Action Plan to make it a more strategic, guiding document for conservation of the state’s wildlife and their habitats.
Progress:

We have completed the project's first phase, the identification of conservation “Action Areas” -- a set of locations that collectively contains “enough” occurrences of priority wildlife habitats and species in the state. The second phase of fine-scale Conservation Action Planning is underway with partners in five Action Area locations.

Consistent with plans:

Species Recovery Plan
Nature Conservancy Ecoregional Plan
Conservation Plan
State Wildlife Action Plan

Targeted habitats:

    • Aquatic
      • Lakes and Ponds
      • Rivers and Streams
    • Forests and Woodlands
      • Mixed Hardwoods and Conifer
    • Shrublands and Grasslands
      • Grasslands
      • Shrublands and Steppe
    • Wetlands and Riparian Habitats
      • Lowland Riparian Forests and Shrublands
      • Marshes, Bogs and Emergent Wetlands
      • Montane Riparian Forests and Shrublands

Targeted species were not provided for this project.

Actions

Project Actions
Other: Apply conservation planning tools to make WAP more actionable Show/Hide details

Assistance

Direct Funding
Wildlife Conservation Society (Non-Governmental Organization) Show/Hide details
In-Kind Contribution
The Nature Conservancy Show/Hide details
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Show/Hide details
Utah State University Extension Show/Hide details

Outcomes

Is the success of this project's actions being monitored?   No/Unknown

What lessons have been learned and/or what suggestions do you have for similar activities?

In lieu of providing abbreviated "sound bites" here, we suggest reviewing the various progress reports that should be accessible under the Project Documents heading in this project record.

Log in to save this project in My Registry

Print this Project Print this Project Printing Help

Organization

The Nature Conservancy - Utah
(Non-Governmental Organization)

Primary Contact

Joel Tuhy
The Nature Conservancy
Send email

Partners

  • Utah State University Extension
  • Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Project Photos

Utah_cwcs_2005_cover_detail

Project Keywords

Click to find similar projects.