Plenary

Southwestern Utah is an ecotone at the intersection of three major rangeland regions: the Colorado Plateau, Great Basin, and Mojave Desert. The Monday morning plenary session will feature presentations on each of these regions, with particular attention to management challenges and scientific findings pertaining to where the regions come together in unique combinations. The second half of the morning’s session extends the ecotone analogy, exploring topics related to the coming-together of diverse people, land uses, and values, with talks on wildlife-human conflict, stakeholder concerns, and the future of rangeland management.

Alvin Whitehair

 

Mount Taylor District Ranger for the Cibola National Forest and Grasslands

Beth Leger

 

Associate Professor of Natural Resources and Environmental Science

at the University of Nevada-Reno

Nichole Barger

 

Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado at Boulder

Nicki Frey

 

Extension Associate Professor of Wildlife Biology at Utah State University

John Pike

 

St. George Mayor

Kathleen Clarke

 

Director, Utah Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office

Riley Snow

 

Attorney at Law, Mr. Snow works with rural

landowners in Arizona and Utah on property rights and regulatory issues

Matthew Brooks

 

Research Botanist at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Western Ecological Research Center

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