Greater Wasatch • Entered by Di Allison on August 8, 2021

People, Places, Process & Paradigms

August 4, 2021

Participants and Hours

Pre Planning hours 0
Post Admin hours 0.25
Activity Hours 1.5
Participants 1
Total Hours 1.75

Key Issue: Livestock Grazing Management
Activity Type: Trainings (WALTS, CAREs/GLOWs, research, conferences, workshops, etc.)
Landscape/area: BLM UT – Richfield Field Office

Short Description of Activity

I’ve been attending webinars with Western Landowners Alliance and, this one, with Western Landscape Alliance. Taylor Payne with Utah Grazing Improvement Program, Dept. of Ag in Utah presented along with Kris ? with Working Lands Conservation, presented a unique Three Creeks Projects taking place on BLM, USFS, private lands and some state school trust lands in the north eastern part of the state where UT, ID, WY meet. It’s sagebrush steppe land in Rich County. It is an attempt to model good stewardship of grazing allotments after what the big Deseret Land and Livestock Ranch does (Mormon owned)

Reflection/Evaluation

WOW! Impressive. “Demonstrate good land stewardship through switching to rest rotational grazing across 143,000 acres, 10 allotments, multipole land owners, 38 permittees. Cows, horses, sheep” The cooperative resource management they are demonstrating started with planning and research about 10 years ago and first of grazing implementation starts in 2022. I wanted to report on this webinar because it’s specific to our neck of the woods in Utah and is a superb example of how ranchers are part of the solution in issues we are concerned about. Other webinars and newsletters I get from them have great examples of ranchers and growers across the west being incredible stewards of theirs and public lands. They acknowledge that they need to get the word out more…

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