Western Agencies Sage & Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse 33rd Workshop

The 33rd Sage and Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse Workshop will be hosted by Utah in June 2022.

A WAFWA Sanctioned Workshop

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.

Upcoming 2022 Workshop Details

The 33rd Sage and Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse Workshop will be hosted by Utah in June 2022.

Workshop coordinators: Avery Cook, UDWR Upland Game Project Leader at averycook@utah.gov and Heather Talley, UDWR Upland Game Coordinator at heathertalley@utah.gov

Past Workshop Details

The 32nd Sage and Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse Workshop was held virtually, June 21 – 24 , 2021.


ROBERT L. PATTERSON AWARD

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.

Award Recipients:

  • 2021:  Peter S. Coates and Shawn P. Espinosa
  • 2018 – James S. Sedinger, awarded at the meeting in Billings, Montana
  • 2018 – Thomas J. Christiansen, awarded at the meeting in Billings, Montana
  • 2016 – Patricia A. Deibert, awarded at the meeting in Lander, Wyoming
  • 2016 – Steven T. Knick, awarded at the meeting in Lander, Wyoming
  • 2014 – Clinton McCarthy, awarded at the meeting in Elko, Nevada
  • 2014 – Kerry P. Reese, awarded at the meeting in Elko, Nevada
  • 2012 – San Juan Stiver, awarded at the meeting in Steamboat Springs, Colorado
  • 2012 – Michael Schroeder, awarded at the meeting in Steamboat Springs, Colorado
  • 2010 – Randall B. Smith, awarded at the meeting in Twin Falls, Idaho
  • 2010 – John W. Connelly, Jr., awarded at the meeting in Twin Falls, Idaho
  • 2008 – Clait E. Braun, awarded at the meeting in Mammoth, California
The Robert L. Patterson Award
The Robert L. Patterson Award. From left to right: Dr. Jim Sedinger, U. Nevada Reno, emeritus, 2018 Patterson Award winner; Dr. Phillip Street, U. Nevada Reno, young professional award; Tom Christiansen, Wyoming Game and Fish Department (retired), 2018 Patterson Award winner.

Past Announcements



Publications

Guidelines for the Management of Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse Populations and their Habitats

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.

Suggested Citation:
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.

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