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USU Eccles Conference Center

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http://www.restoringthewest.org/

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Abstract

Conservation efforts surrounding Sage-grouse began at the turn of the century, with generally broad-based efforts to determine the threats and challenges to the species. Since that time, Sage-grouse have become a commonly litigated species, ultimately landing on the candidate species list for endangerment by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Simply listing the species may not have the intended benefits for the bird, and may cause considerable economic harm, particularly to energy development and ranching. Using community based approaches and sound science, conservation on the ground may be enhanced and maintained over long periods of time. This requires commitment from all parties involved, and will generally require a solutions-based approach to both conservation and development of natural resources. Comprehensive evaluation of realities associated with long-term conservation is the cornerstone to effective communication and problem-solving on the ground. Application of effective conservation strategies is a responsibility of all affected parties.

Bob Budd, Executive Director, Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust, Hathaway Building, 1st Floor, 2300 Capitol Avenue, Cheyenne, WY, 82002, bob.budd@wyo.gov

Bob Budd is the founding Executive Director for the Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust, a program that funds and assists conservation projects in Wyoming. He is Chairman of the Wyoming Governor’s Sage- Grouse Implementation Team, an effort that developed a partner-based strategy for Sage-grouse conservation in Wyoming and the west. Most recently, he helped the states of Utah and Nevada design similar strategies

for conservation, and served as a member of the Conservation Objectives Team (COT) for the Fish and Wildlife Service. Budd is a native Wyomingite, and served as president of the international Society for Range Management, and the Wyoming Chapter of the Wildlife Society. He holds an MS degree in Range Management, and BS degrees in Animal Science and Agricultural Business, all from the University of Wyoming. He is a published author, and received the Kurt Bucholz Conservation Award from the Wyoming Stock Growers Ag Land Trust.

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Sage-Grouse and Energy Development

USU Eccles Conference Center

Conservation efforts surrounding Sage-grouse began at the turn of the century, with generally broad-based efforts to determine the threats and challenges to the species. Since that time, Sage-grouse have become a commonly litigated species, ultimately landing on the candidate species list for endangerment by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Simply listing the species may not have the intended benefits for the bird, and may cause considerable economic harm, particularly to energy development and ranching. Using community based approaches and sound science, conservation on the ground may be enhanced and maintained over long periods of time. This requires commitment from all parties involved, and will generally require a solutions-based approach to both conservation and development of natural resources. Comprehensive evaluation of realities associated with long-term conservation is the cornerstone to effective communication and problem-solving on the ground. Application of effective conservation strategies is a responsibility of all affected parties.

Bob Budd, Executive Director, Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust, Hathaway Building, 1st Floor, 2300 Capitol Avenue, Cheyenne, WY, 82002, bob.budd@wyo.gov

Bob Budd is the founding Executive Director for the Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust, a program that funds and assists conservation projects in Wyoming. He is Chairman of the Wyoming Governor’s Sage- Grouse Implementation Team, an effort that developed a partner-based strategy for Sage-grouse conservation in Wyoming and the west. Most recently, he helped the states of Utah and Nevada design similar strategies

for conservation, and served as a member of the Conservation Objectives Team (COT) for the Fish and Wildlife Service. Budd is a native Wyomingite, and served as president of the international Society for Range Management, and the Wyoming Chapter of the Wildlife Society. He holds an MS degree in Range Management, and BS degrees in Animal Science and Agricultural Business, all from the University of Wyoming. He is a published author, and received the Kurt Bucholz Conservation Award from the Wyoming Stock Growers Ag Land Trust.

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