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Comment on the proposed list of sensitive species in Utah

Since 2001, the Utah Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and many partnering agencies and organizations have prevented 20 species from needing to be federally listed as endangered or threatened. Many of those species were high priorities on Utah's Sensitive Species List.

Having a list of state-designated sensitive species makes it easier for the DNR and its conservation partners to:

The process of updating this list began with a thorough review and revision of the Utah Sensitive Species Rule, followed by the careful consideration of every wildlife species in Utah. The proposed list includes 119 species or subspecies, which is a 12% increase from the 106 species currently on the list. If all of the recommendations are accepted, 41 species or subspecies will be added, 27 will be removed and 76 will remain on the list. In addition, two species or subspecies will have their names updated.

The proposed list will be reviewed by the Wildlife Sensitive Species Advisory Committee, which includes representatives from DNR leadership and Utah's Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office. The committee will submit its recommendations about which species should be included on the list to the Utah Wildlife Board for consideration at a future meeting. (Learn more about the Utah Wildlife Board.)

Provide your input

At 10 a.m. on July 28, 2020, the Wildlife Sensitive Species Advisory Committee will meet to discuss the proposed list of sensitive species designations.

If you'd like to comment on the recommended designations, visit the feedback form and submit your input by 11:59 p.m. MDT on Tuesday, July 21, 2020.

If you'd like to request the opportunity to present to the committee, use the feedback form to submit your contact information and presentation materials by 11:59 p.m. MDT on Tuesday, July 21, 2020.

Click the name of a species to see the species status assessment documentation and learn why it is on the list. Click the name of a species to read more about it and learn why it is on the list.

Proposed Utah sensitive species designations

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