A plan to help keep native species off the Endangered Species List

Wildlife Action Plan

Utah is often heralded for its large, huntable wildlife species, including elk, mule deer, moose, black bears and mountain lions. What many people don't realize is that Utah has hundreds of other native species, some of which are on the decline. The species that need conservation attention — and the habitats that support those animals — are the focus of Utah’s Wildlife Action Plan.

Over the past year, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) has been working with other conservation agencies and organizations to revise the state's Wildlife Action Plan. In addition to identifying sensitive species and their habitats, the plan pinpoints threats, limiting factors and crucial data gaps. The plan also provides strong, clear guidance for improving habitats and strengthening wildlife populations. It is a strategic tool that, if fully implemented, can help reduce and prevent listings under the Endangered Species Act.

We invite you to download the plan and read about species of interest.