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

These pronghorn are using areas where conifers were removed by *chaining.

By Alan Clark, Utah Department of Natural Resources Watershed Program Director In Utah, what do tamarisk removal, fish passage improvements, and sage grouse habitat restoration have in common? The answer is all of these types of projects, and many more, were completed in 2014 through the Utah Watershed Restoration Initiative (WRI), one of the most successful partnership programs that is...