The Greater Sage-Grouse is an iconic symbol of the American West. They thrive in healthy sagebrush ecosystems in prime grazing land. Their population numbers are declining in states across the west. Utah has a population of roughly 20,000 Greater Sage-Grouse and efforts are currently underway to work with private land owners to help protect the bird and preserve the environments they inhabit. An international forum about wildlife management of the Greater Sage-Grouse is taking place in Salt Lake City today and Friday.
On Thursday’s AU, Sheri Quinn talks to a 5th generation rancher who grew up with sage-grouse, and USU wildlife biologist Terry Messmer, who conducts research on the biology and natural history of this famous Utah bird.
Then Science Questions at 9:30 AM