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

In the “Old West”, barbed wire fences were often cut to allow trailing droves of cattle through. In the “New West,” livestock fencing is being marked to help reduce collisions for sage grouse and other wildlife. Sage grouse are especially at risk of hitting fences that are close to established leks, spring courtship dancing grounds, where males usually fly in the dark to gather. The...