Utah is a large and diverse state comprising almost 85,000 square miles. There are 44 threatened or endangered species in Utah, of which 25 are plants. Other trust resources include migratory birds and wetlands, many of which are associated with Great Salt Lake’s ecosystem and areas.The Utah Ecological Services Field Office, located near Salt Lake City, is comprised of talented staff working on a variety of different project types with the goal of protecting and conserving Utah's fish and wildlife resources. Our biologists have developed special expertise in four priority geographical areas:
- Great Salt Lake and its major tributaries -- including the Jordan, Bear, Weber, Ogden, and Provo Rivers -- that contribute to a major wetland system and support habitat for migratory birds.
- Southwest Utah, including portions of Washington, Iron, Beaver, Garfield, Piute, Sevier, and Wayne counties where 14 threatened or endangered species are found.
- Southeast Utah, where 15 threatened or endangered species are found.
- Uinta Basin, where oil and gas development are major activities threaten ESA-listed and sensitive plant species.