Agenda

Schedule at a Glance

Thursday, November 13
7:00 - 7:45 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Welcome - Greg Sheehan, Director, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
8:10 a.m. Forum Purpose - Defining Your Place in the Conservation of Sage-grouse and the History and Evolution of Sagebrush Landscape and Sage-grouse Conservation- Terry Messmer, USU
8:30 a.m. The Role and Status of USFS Plan Revisions in Sagebrush Country - Tom Tidwell, Chief US Forest Service
9:00 a.m. The Role and Status of BLM Plan Revisions in Sagebrush Country - Edwin L. Roberson, Assistant Director Bureau of Land Management
9:30 a.m. Seeking Collective Solutions: Empowering States through the Conservation Objectives Team (COT) Report - Noreen Walsh, Regional Director US Fish and Wildlife Service
10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. State of the States and Provinces: Sage-grouse Population and Conservation Efforts- San Stiver, Western Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
11:30 a.m. Perspectives of the Western Governors' Association - The Honorable Gary R. Herbert, Governor, State of Utah
11:45 a.m. Break to re-set room for lunch and visit Sponsor Displays
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Concurrent Workshops (Choose one, some sessions repeated)
(A) Basic Sage-grouse Biology and Management view more info
(B) Sagebrush and Sage-grouse Landscape Management - Minimums and Maximums view more info
(C) SGI Science to Solutions: Sage-grouse Conservation Through Sustainable Ranching. view more info
(D) Approaches to Mitigation view more info
3:30 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. Concurrent Workshops (Choose one, some sessions repeated)
(E) Predation and Hunting: Lightning Rods and Silver Bullets view more info
(F) Strategic Conservation Planning for Private Lands (NRCS priority zones in Eastern Washington) view more info
(G) New Breakthroughs in Fire and Invasive Weed Management view more info
(I-1) State and Province Plans Digested: In-depth Discussion (Nevada, Utah, Idaho, California, Washington, Oregon) view more info
6:00 p.m. LWG Facilitator Coordination Event (LWG facilitators by invitation) view more info
Friday, November 14
7:00 - 7:45 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. The Sage Grouse Initiative: Partnerships in Action - Jason Weller, Chief Natural Resources Conservation Service
8:30 a.m. Success in the Bi-State - Combining Biology, Policy and Win-win Solutions to Proactively Conserve the Bi-State Population - Steve Abele, Biologist U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Reno, NV
9:00 a.m. The Rancher's Perspective: My view from the Saddle - Lee Cornwell, President- Cornwell/Langen Ranches
9:30 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. Concurrent Workshops
(B) Sagebrush and Sage-grouse Landscape Management - Minimums and Maximum (Repeat) view more info
(C) SGI Science to Solutions: Sage-grouse Conservation Through Sustainable Ranching (Repeat) view more info
(D) Approaches to Mitigation view more info
(H) Defining Development, Disturbance, Fragmentation, and Habitat Loss: Understanding and Mitigating the Effects of the Anthropogenic Activities on Sage-grouse view more info
12:00 p.m. Break to re-set room for lunch and visit Sponsor Displays
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Concurrent Workshops
(E) Predation and Hunting: Lightning Rods and Silver Bullets (Repeat)
(F) Strategic Conservation Planning for Private Lands (Repeat) (NRCS priority zones in Eastern Washington) view more info
(G) New Breakthroughs in Fire and Invasive Weed Management (Repeat) view more info
(I-2) State and Province Plans Digested: In-depth Discussion (Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Alberta, Saskatchewan) view more info
view ammended recovery strategy
view Canada Gazette article
3:30 p.m. Break
4:00 p.m. Sage-grouse Conservation: Setting the Tone for the Future - Virgil Moore, Director, Idaho Department of Fish and Game

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