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USU Extension and DNR Publish Conservation Guide for Landowners

A publication 18 months in the works is now available to landowners to help them achieve their conservation and economic goals. "Conservation Programs for Private Lands: Programs and Resources Available in Utah for Implementation of Utah's Wildlife Action Plan" is now available online and in hard copy.  


Because privately owned lands provide crucial habitat for hundreds of wildlife species, the publication is intended to be a landowner's one-stop shopping guide. In the United States, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reports that more than 70 percent of the wildlife species listed as threatened or endangered inhabit privately owned lands. Although Utah is considered to be a public-land state, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources estimates that as much as 50 percent of the remaining sage-grouse habitat in the state is privately owned.


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In Loving Memory of
Our Dear Colleague,
Nedra K. Christensen

Nedra Kjesten Christensen passed away March 31, 2012, after a valiant fight against breast cancer. She was professor in the USU Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences Department and was Extension nutrition specialist. She was born January 16, 1954, to Leo Christian and Ethel Johnson Christensen in American Fork, Utah. For a complete obituary visit

USU Extension to Co-sponsor Building
Farmers Program


Farmers and ranchers can refine and enhance their business development, management and marketing skills at the Utah Building Farmers Program Saturday class series April 14, 21 and 28. Co-sponsored by Utah State University Extension and the USDA Risk Management Agency, classes are designed to help both newer and experienced farmers learn the tools to succeed in direct market outlets. The class series is held at Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, Utah.

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UBRG Receives Public
Land Partner Award


Utah State University Extension's Utah Biomass Resources Group (UBRG) received the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) State Director's Public Land Partner Award in March at the statewide Resource Advisory Council meeting.


The award was presented to the UBRG by BLM State Director Juan Palma. In a letter to the UBRG Palma stated, "Through your efforts focused on formalizing a functioning Biomass Working Group within the state of Utah, collaboration among multiple agency and industry biomass stakeholders has begun to take meaningful shape.

4-H Robotics Team Wins Regional Competition 


The Salt Lake County 4-H robotics team, Prototype X, won the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Utah Regional Competition held in March. The competition took place at the Maverick Center in West Valley City, Utah, where 43 teams from Arizona, California, Idaho, New Mexico, Texas, Utah and Wyoming gathered to compete.


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