Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Utah
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Utah Project

Spatial Responses of Gunnison Sage-Grouse to Climate and Land-Use Change in the Colorado Plateau

August 2012 - December 2014


Participating Agencies

  • State of Utah BLM Office

We propose to explore climate and land-use change effects on Gunnison sage-grouse in the Colorado Plateau. We will employ statistical analyses, ecological and simulation models based on animal locations, remotely sensed vegetation, and gridded climate variables. We will produce maps and quantitative assessments of habitat suitability and connectivity that are directly applicable to natural resource management.