University of Wyoming Extension News

Rawlins hosts sage grouse and grazing management workshop April 21

A sage grouse and grazing management workshop is Tuesday, April 21, in Rawlins.

The event is 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jeffrey Center, 315 W. Pine St.

Speakers include:

* Terry Messmer, Utah State University extension wildlife specialist, on sagebrush treatments and grazing management

* Niels Hansen, area rancher, and Cheryl Newberry, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) range conservationist, on candidate conservation agreements (CCA), which are used on private land in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (US FWS) to protect private land operations from further regulation if a species in the CCA happens to be listed as endangered and candidate conservation agreement with assurances, same as CCAs, except these are in partnership with the BLM providing assurances to the US FWS.

* Rick Danvir, wildlife manager with Deseret Land and Livestock, on livestock, wildlife, sagebrush and profitability, and

* Jeff Beck, assistant professor and wildlife habitat restoration ecologist in the University of Wyoming’s College of Agriculture, on sage grouse research in the Atlantic Rim area.

Lunch is provided. Please RSVP for lunch by Thursday, April 16, by calling (307) 328-2642. Pre-registration is $10 or $15 at the door.

The workshop is sponsored by the University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service, Saratoga-Encampment-Rawlins Conservation District, Little Snake River Conservation District, Bank of Commerce and Rawlins National Bank.

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