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

West Box Elder County is in the far northeast corner of Utah, just north of the Great Salt Lake. It features large tracts of desert solitude contrasted by high, forested mountains, and represents some of Utah’s best cattle country. Part of the Great Basin, this region hosts key habitat for sensitive wildlife, like Greater Sage-grouse, Boreal toad, and Lahontan cutthroat. And it is here that a...