Sage-grouse Local Working Group Locator

West Desert Local Working Group, Utah
Sage-grouse Species:

Greater sage-grouse
Photo by:
  Christopher Watkins
Local Conservation Plan:
West Desert Sage-grouse LWG Plan (Jul 2007) Local Contacts:
Allen Mitchell

Boyd White

Lorien Belton
Utah State University Extension
Community-based Extension Specialist
(435) 770-2413

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This page shows where the local working group occurs within the state or province. Details about local planning efforts, the conservation plan, and points of contact are provided. Other documents relevant to this group are also included at the bottom of the page. The overview section has information about the total area within the local working group boundary, the breakdown of land ownership, and some environmental characteristics for this area. Below are minutes from previous local working group meetings. If you have minutes to post, please contact us and we will provide that information.


Submit minutes Local Working Group Meeting Minutes:

Please click the "Submit minutes" button to submit minutes for your Local Working Group meetings. An email window will open asking for the Local Working Group name, the meeting date, and the text (or attachment) of the minutes.

Location of the Local Working Group within Utah
Image of LWG location in state.
Conservation Planning Efforts
Lead Agency:
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources / Utah's Community-based Conservation Program
Year formed:
Current Activity:
Implementation phase; identifying needs; working towards CCAA
Meeting Schedule:
at least 3x/year

Overview of the West Desert Local Working Group Area
Total Area: 5,256,293 acres (2,127,155 ha.)
Steward Area % of Total Area
Bureau of Indian Affairs:   60,690 acres (24,571 ha.)   1%
Bureau of Land Management:   2,650,310 acres (1,073,000 ha.)   50%
Department of Defense:   1,412,395 acres (571,820 ha.)   27%
Miscellaneous Federal Entities:   21,651 acres (8,765 ha.)   <1%
Private ownership:   603,149 acres (244,190 ha.)   11%
State:   328,016 acres (132,800 ha.)   6%
US Forest Service:   136,053 acres (55,082 ha.)   3%
US Forest Service/Bureau of Land Management:   21,716 acres (8,792 ha.)   <1%
US Fish & Wildlife Service:   14,907 acres (6,035 ha.)   <1%
water:   5,125 acres (2,075 ha.)   <1%
  Min Max
Feet (meters): 4213 (1284) 12067 (3678)
  Summer Winter
Temperature (F): 49 - 74 17 - 33
Precipitation (inches): 0.3 - 2.0 0.2 - 4.6
(30-yr averages, 1971 - 2000)
Floristic Provinces: Read more about Floristic Provinces...
Province name Area % of Total Area
Southern Great Basin:   5,254,678 acres (21,274 ha.)   100%

View All State or Provincial Documents Documents for the West Desert Local Working Group

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