The possibility of the Sage Grouse becoming listed as a threatened species has many local officials worried. How will a listing effect oil and gas development, roads, recreation, and grazing? And what exactly is a Sage Grouse? Click this story to find out.
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The panel discusses how sage grouse became a candidate species for listing under the endangered species list.
The panel discusses the importance of restoring the habitat for sage grouse in order for a healthy rebound of the species. There are other issues to take into account such as predators as well. This requires a plan that will allow flexibility in management because what is good for one population might not be best for another.
The panel wraps up their discussion talking about some of the solutions to keeping agricultural land in Utah. Part of the solution is treating farms more like other business and finding ways that we can help farmers in Utah.
Governor Gary Herbert assembled a task force to look into the sustainability of agriculture in the state to find out the role that agriculture plays in the state and to find out how it fits into our future. Part of the report looked into solutions to stop the loss of agriculture land to development. The panel discusses some of the programs that are available to help farmers keep farmland in production while still providing a retirement.