Dates Announced for Utah Listed Species Surveyor Trainings

We are planning on hosting surveyor trainings in 2024 for the following species and will update this page as new information and trainings become available. For surveyor documents and more information, please go to our Surveyor Library and the species specific libraries, or reach out to the species lead. 

Mexican spotted owl 

The 2024 training will be offered April 9th and 10th, 2024 in Moab, Utah. April 9 (12:30  to 10:00 pm) will consist of a classroom session and field visit with nighttime calling.  April 10 (8:00 am to 12:00 pm) includes a morning habitat walk and wrap up discussion. Please visit the Mexican spotted owl species page to learn more and register. For questions, please contact Danielle Costantini ( or Sam Schratz ( 

Uinta Basin and Central Utah Rare Plants

A live training will not be offered this year. We ask that you please watch the recorded webinar from 2023 and attend a live Question and Answer session March 29th at 11am MDT. The recording and invite will be provided after registration. Visit the Uinta Basin and Central Utah Rare Plants training page to learn more and register. For questions, please contact Rita Reisor ( 

Southwestern Willow Flycatcher

The Southwestern willow flycatcher Survey Protocol training will be offered in person on May 30th and 31st at the UDWR Washington County Offices in Hurricane, Utah. The field visit will consist of SWFL calling May 31st. Please visit the Southwestern willow flycatcher page to learn more and register. For questions, please contact Dannette Weiss (

Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Registration is now open for the Western yellow-billed cuckoo survey protocol training workshop in western Colorado on June 24-25, 2024. The class and field sessions will be hosted in Hotchkiss, Colorado. This year's workshop leader will be Dr. Murrelet Halterman, avian ecologist and lead author of the survey protocol. For more details, or to register online, please visit: For questions, please contact Dannette Weiss (

Utah prairie dog

Dates: June 3rd and June 4th 2024. Monday 6/3 will be an in-person, all-day classroom session held in Cedar City, Utah at Festival Hall.  Tuesday 6/4 will be an all-day field day in the surrounding habitat areas within the range of the species.   

Registration: Please register for the training by emailing your full name, affiliation, and contact information (including phone number and email) to  Please include "Utah Prairie Dog Surveyor Training Registration" in the email subject line. Registration is limited. Registered students will be informed of enrollment status in mid May. Visit the Utah Prairie Dog Surveyor training page to learn more and register. For registration questions, please contact RitaMay Reyna at .  For specific prairie dog related questions, please contact Kate Novak at

Mojave desert tortoise 

The Desert Tortoise Council intends to offer a Mojave desert tortoise Lecture Course and a Field Workshop fall 2024 in California. For updating training information, details, and registration, please check the Desert Tortoise Council , or contact Danielle Costantini (  

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