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2012
Wednesday, October 31st
8:35 AM

Sage-Grouse and Energy Development

Bob Budd, Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust, Lander, Wyoming

USU Eccles Conference Center

8:35 AM - 9:20 AM

9:20 AM

High Lonesome Ranch – a Compatible Use Private Landscape with Conservation and Biodiversity Based Goals and its Interactions with Public Lands

Paul R. Vahldiek Jr., Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of The High Lonesome Ranch, De Beque, CO

USU Eccles Conference Center

9:20 AM - 10:00 AM

10:30 AM

The Energy Footprint on the Landscape and What this Means for Plants, Animals, and Ecosystems

Jayne Belnap, Research Ecologist, U.S. Geological Service, Moab, Utah

USU Eccles Conference Center

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

11:00 AM

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources’ Approach to Impact Analysis and Mitigation

Bill James, Energy Development / NEPA Coordinator, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Salt Lake City, UT

USU Eccles Conference Center

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

11:30 AM

Towards a West Wide Crucial Habitat Assessment Tool (CHAT)

Gregg Servheen, Wildlife Program Coordinator, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Boise

USU Eccles Conference Center

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

1:00 PM

The Effect of Energy Development on Rare Plant Fecundity in the Piceance Basin, Colorado

Sarah L. Clark, Utah State University Department of Biology, Logan, UT
James P. Pitts, Utah State University Department of Biology, Logan, Utah

USU Eccles Conference Center

1:00 PM - 1:10 PM

1:10 PM

Unique Habitat Use in a Fringe Greater Sage-Grouse Population

A. Cheyenne Burnett, Utah State University Department of Wildland Resources, Logan
S. Nicole Frey, Utah State University Department of Wildland Resources, Logan

USU Eccles Conference Center

1:10 PM - 1:20 PM

1:20 PM

Dust Deposition from Unpaved Roads is Correlated with Decreased Reproduction of an Endangered Utah Endemic Shrub

Matthew B. Lewis, Utah State University Department of Wildland Resources, Logan
Eugene W. Schupp, Utah State University Department of Wildland Resources, Logan
Thomas A. Monaco, Utah State University Department of Wildland Resources, Logan

USU Eccles Conference Center

1:20 PM - 1:30 PM

1:30 PM

Greater Natural Buttes: One Model for Stakeholder Cooperation

Brooke Bell, Regulatory Affairs Manager, Anadarko Petroleum, Denver, CO

USU Eccles Conference Center

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM

Responsible Use of Public Lands

Mark Raymond, Uintah County Commissioner, Vernal, Utah

USU Eccles Conference Center

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

2:45 PM

Mixing Oil Shale and Water Rights: A Case Study in Western Colorado

Temis Taylor, PhD Candidate, Department of Environment and Society, Utah State University, Logan

USU Eccles Conference Center

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

3:15 PM

Best Management Practices for Solar and Wind Energy Development: A Conservationist’s Guide

Allison Jones, Wild Utah Project, Salt Lake City, UT
Emanuel Vasquez, Wild Utah Project, Salt Lake City, UT
Amy O'Connor, Wild Utah Project, Salt Lake City, UT

USU Eccles Conference Center

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM