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Dr. David Dahlgren

Dr. David Dahlgren

Wildland Resources

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office Hours: Visit Dave in NR 226
IconPhone: 435-881-1910


My professional pursuits include assessing working landscapes and how management can affect wildlife habitat and ecosystems, especially on western North American rangelands. I work within Utah State University Extension where I am able to interact and share scientific information with our many stakeholders, from local to statewide and national communities. Much of my work has used local information to address national conservation issues. I have spent the majority of my research time on our native grouse and other gallinaceous species in North America. My research findings help support better conservation and management of these species. After working for a state wildlife agency (i.e., Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism), I am deeply appreciative of the need for applied research where managers and policy makers can use results to make more informed decisions. I am particularly interested in the interaction of livestock grazing and wildlife and finding management approaches that help sustain both wildlife and the working lands upon which local communities and ecosystems depend. I work within Utah’s Community-Based Conservation Program and help facilitate 4 local working groups across the state. I particularly enjoy working with local producers, private landowners, and local state and federal agency managers. I believe the cooperation of local people working on the ground and the integration of their work with state and national conservation efforts is key to the future of grouse and other wildlife on both public and private rangelands in the West.

Current Projects:
Grouse Ecology and Management – Bear River Range, Northern Utah
Greater Sage-Grouse Transplant – Sheeprock Mountains, West-Central Utah
Greater Sage-Grouse Response to Conifer Management, Northwest Utah
Livestock and Sage-Grouse Interactions in Sagebrush Habitats, Northeast Utah
Greater Sage-Grouse Habitat Assessment in Utah, Statewide
Cheatgrass Control in High Elevation Sagebrush Habitat, Southcentral Utah
Response of Sage-Grouse and Livestock to Sagebrush Management, Southcentral Utah

Thayne Aubrey - MS
Scott Fox - MS
Kade Lazenby - MS
Skyler Farnsworth - MS
Chuck Carpenter - MS

Curriculum Vitae
Google Scholar
Jack H. Berryman Institute
Utah’s Community-Based Conservation Program