Utah State Conservation Partnership

The Utah State Conservation Partnership (USCP) was created in 1994 to identify, protect, restore, and enhance wetlands and other important habitats for waterfowl and other migratory birds, as well as native resident birds such as sage grouse. The USCP strives to develop public and private partnerships to coordinate habitat delivery efforts guided by continental and regional bird conservation plans such as the North American Waterfowl Management Plan, Partners in Flight Avian Conservation Strategy, U.S. Shorebird Conservation Plan, North American Waterbird Conservation Plan, IWJV Coordinated Implementation Plan for Bird Conservation in Utah, and the Utah Wildlife Action Plan.

The Great Salt Lake in springtime: American Avocets, Long-billed Dowitchers, and Black-necked Stilts foraging in Farmington Bay.

Project Spotlight

A recently formed land trust fills a gap in northern Utah for habitat conservation.

A showy orchid waves lightly in the breeze from its foundation in a wet meadow. White, intricate blooms line its stem. This is a Ute Ladies’-tresses (Spiranthes diluvialis), a rare plant listed as Threatened under the Endangered Species Act. It occurs in the same type of wet meadow that is important to a host of wetland-dependent migratory birds, such as Long-billed Curlew and White-faced Ibis....