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The Western Agencies Sage and Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse Workshop is a biennial meeting held in even numbered years sanctioned by WAFWA. The workshop provides a forum where leading sage and sharp-tailed grouse managers and researchers share research results, management strategies, and emerging issues in the realms of grouse management throughout North America.
The 32nd Sage and Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse Workshop will be held virtually, June 21 – 24 , 2021.
Workshop Sponsorship: $500.00 (includes one full meeting registration)
Workshop Registration: $100.00 full meeting registration
Student Registration: $75.00 full meeting registration
Daily Registration: $35.00 per day
Workshop Coordinator: Mikal Cline, ODFW Upland Game Bird Coordinator at Mikal.L.Cline@odfw.oregon.gov.
The Robert L. Patterson Award recognizes outstanding individuals and organizations that have worked to conserve and manage Gunnison and Greater Sage-grouse and Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse. This award was established in honor of Dr. Patterson’s strong commitment to the conservation of sagegrouse and his pioneering work, The Sage Grouse in Wyoming, published in 1952. It is intended to be awarded biennially at the Sage and Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse Workshop.
To recognize individual(s) and organization(s) who have made significant contributions to sage and sharp-tailed grouse research, management or other support programs, which have enhanced the welfare of any of these three species. The contribution should be evidenced by a sustained effort over at least 10 years. The contribution may be related to research, management activity, promotion of an integrated program, or some combination thereof.
The Awards Committee will be made up of a chairman and any additional members appointed by the Chairman of the Sage and Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse Technical Committee. Anyone can submit nominations to the Awards Committee, including members of the Awards Committee. Nominations will be submitted to the Awards Committee Chairman at least one month prior to the biennial Sage and Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse Workshop. Please view the Nomination Annoucement below for full details.
2008 – Clait E. Braun, awarded at the meeting in Mammoth, California
2010 – John W. Connelly, Jr., awarded at the meeting in Twin Falls, Idaho
2010 – Randall B. Smith, awarded at the meeting in Twin Falls, Idaho
2012 – Michael Schroeder, awarded at the meeting in Steamboat Springs, Colorado
2012 – San Juan Stiver, awarded at the meeting in Steamboat Springs, Colorado
2014 – Kerry P. Reese, awarded at the meeting in Elko, Nevada
2014 – Clinton McCarthy, awarded at the meeting in Elko, Nevada
2016 – Steven T. Knick, awarded at the meeting in Lander, Wyoming
2016 – Patricia A. Deibert, awarded at the meeting in Lander, Wyoming
2018 – Thomas J. Christiansen, awarded at the meeting in Billings, Montana
2018 – James S. Sedinger, awarded at the meeting in Billings, Montana
The Western Agencies Sage and Columbian Sharptailed Grouse Technical Committee, under the direction of the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, requested a revision and expansion of the guidelines originally published by Giesen and Connelly (1993). This document provides a synopsis of current knowledge of CSTG ecology and presents updated guidelines for CSTG population and habitat management.
Hoffman, R. W., K. A. Griffin, J. M. Knetter, M. A. Schroeder, A. D. Apa, J. D. Robinson, S. P. Espinosa, T. J. Christiansen, R. D. Northrup, D. A. Budeau, and M. J. Chutter. 2015. Guidelines for the management of Columbian sharp-tailed grouse populations and their habitats. Sage and Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse Technical Committee, Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA.