Enhancing Utah’s Wildlife Action Plan: Positioning it as the Leader and Guide to Wildlife Conservation in Utah

Project Description

This project enhances Utah’s Wildlife Action Plan to where it serves as a strategic guide for planning and action by all land-and resource-management agencies, non-profit organizations and private groups with a stake in conserving Utah’s wildlife or their habitats.

Project Map

Publicly Accessible: Yes
County: Sanpete County, UT
Project Size:
  • 1223.94 miles

Project Sites

  • Site 1

Goals and Targets

Primary Motivations:

  • Conservation Mission

Primary Goals:

  • Our goal is to enhance Utah’s Wildlife Action Plan to make it a more strategic, guiding document for conservation of the state’s wildlife and their habitats.
    Progress: We have completed the project's first phase, the identification of conservation “Action Areas” -- a set of locations that collectively contains “enough” occurrences of priority wildlife habitats and species in the state. The second phase of fine-scale Conservation Action Planning is underway with partners in five Action Area locations.

Consistent With Plans:

  • Species Recovery Plan
  • Nature Conservancy Ecoregional Plan
  • Conservation Plan
  • State Wildlife Action Plan

Targeted Habitats:

  • Aquatic
    • Lakes and Ponds
    • Rivers and Streams
  • Forests and Woodlands
    • Mixed Hardwoods and Conifer
  • Shrublands and Grasslands
    • Grasslands
    • Shrublands and Steppe
  • Wetlands and Riparian Habitats
    • Lowland Riparian Forests and Shrublands
    • Marshes, Bogs and Emergent Wetlands
    • Montane Riparian Forests and Shrublands

Targeted Species:

No targeted species were identified for this project.

Conservation Actions

Action Status Start Year End Year
Other - Conservation plans and agreements: Apply conservation planning tools to make WAP more actionable In Progress 2007 2009


Is the success of this project's actions being monitored? No/Unknown

Lessons Learned and/or Suggestions for Similar Activities
In lieu of providing abbreviated "sound bites" here, we suggest reviewing the various progress reports that should be accessible under the Project Documents heading in this project record.

Quick Facts

Owning Organization

Wildlife Conservation Society

Managing Organization

The Nature Conservancy - Utah
(Non-Governmental Organization)

Contact Information

Joel Tuhy
The Nature Conservancy

General Information

Project #: 1780
Last Updated: January 17, 2011

Project Relations


Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
Utah State University Extension


The Nature Conservancy - Utah

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