Wyoming Sage Grouse Habitat Restoration Workshop

Stakeholders gather for the SGI pinyon-juniper conference in Nevada in Feb 2014.

March 4, 2015

Register for the second annual Wyoming Sage Grouse Habitat Restoration Workshop in Casper!

Tuesday, March 24 and Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Hosted by the University of Wyoming, Wyoming Reclamation and Restoration Center

Held at the McMurry Career Studies Building, Room 160, Casper Community College

Registration $50 for both days or $25 for one day (includes lunch on March 24)

10:00–10:15 AM Pete Stahl UW-WRRC Welcome and Introductions
Session 1: Sage-Grouse Habitat Reclamation Policy and Implementation
10:15–10:45 AM Tom Christiansen WGFD Wyoming’s Sage-Grouse Core Area Policy and Implementation
10:45–11:15 AM Scott Gamo WGFD Core Area Reclamation Requirements
11:15–11:45 AM Janelle Gonzales BLM Program Manager, High Plains District
11:45 AM–1:00 PM Lunch – provided
Session 2: Reestablishment of Diverse Plant Communities for Sage-Grouse Habitat
1:00–1:30 PM Pete Guernsey QEP Energy Reestablishing Diverse Plant Communities in Sagebrush
1:30–2:00 PM Lyle King Shell Valley Consulting Forb Reestablishment and Bentonite Reclamation
2:00–2:30 PM Paul Grisvold North Antelope Mine Sagebrush Reestablishment on a Surface Coal Mine
2:30–3:00 PM Kristina Hufford UW Restoration of Genetically Diverse Plant Communities
3:00–3:15 PM Break
Session 3: Sagebrush Reestablishment for Sage-Grouse
3:15–3:45 PM Jon Dinkins UW Postdoc Raven Control for Sage-Grouse
3:45–4:15 PM Dick Carr C-M Environmental Group, Inc. Sagebrush Reestablishment
4:15–4:45 PM Casey Balthrop UW Sagebrush Reestablishment in the Douglas Core Area
4:45–5:00 PM Discussion and Questions
5:00 PM Adjourn
Wednesday, March 25
8:00–8:15 AM Jeff Beck UW-WRRC Welcome and Introductions
Session 4: Value of Sagebrush to Sage-Grouse Habitat Restoration
8:15–8:45 AM Nicole Korfanta UW-ENR Fertilization of Sagebrush Communities
8:45–9:15 AM Marcella Femgren Boise State University Nutritional Quality of Sagebrush
9:15–9:45 AM Paul Grisvold North Antelope Mine Growing sagebrush from seed
9:45–10:00 AM Break
Session 5: Monitoring and Weed Control
10:00–10:30 AM Jeff Beck UW Monitoring Sage-Grouse Populations
10:30–11:00 AM Brian Mealor UW Weed Control
11:00–11:00 AM Cara Noseworthy UW Beyond Presence/Absence: Prioritizing Cheatgrass Infestations in Wyoming
11:00–11:30 AM Matt Holloran UW Rangeland Monitoring
11:30 AM–12:30 PM Lunch
Session 6: Mitigation and Sage-Grouse Habitat Restoration
12:30–1:00 PM Beth Fitzpatrick UW Connectivity and Corridors in Habitat Restoration
1:30–2:00 PM Kristi Hansen UW Wyoming Conservation Exchange
1:00–1:30 PM Ryan Lance Crowell & Moring, Sweetwater Conservancy
1:30–2:00 PM Mark Sattelberg UWFWS Role of Mitigation in USFWS Listing Decision
2:00–2:15 PM Break
2:15–2:45 PM Discussion and Questions
2:45 PM Adjourn

The Sage Grouse Initiative is a partnership-based, science-driven effort that uses voluntary incentives to proactively conserve America’s western rangelands, wildlife, and rural way of life. This initiative is part of Working Lands For Wildlife, which is led by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.