Stephanie Graham

Migratory Bird Wildlife Biologist

Utah Field Office U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


Stephanie Graham is the Migratory Bird Wildlife Biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Utah Field Office.  She works with private companies, local landowners, and state and federal governments to administer the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, and related Executive Orders.  She is also the southwestern willow flycatcher and California condor lead, conducting trainings, reviewing permits, and working with agencies on consultations for these species.  After completing a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Texas and she received her Master of Science degree from Utah State University where her research focused on the effects of green-stripping on greater sage-grouse.  In her professional career, she has worked on wildlife and habitat issues ranging from carnivore ecology to raptor impacts from transmission lines while working for an environmental consulting firm, national park, and Denver Zoo’s conservation biology department.  She recently transferred from being the Section 7 Energy Wildlife Biologist to the Migratory Bird Wildlife Biologist within USFWS.  While not working, she enjoys hiking, climbing, biking, and spending time with her newborn daughter.

Title: Regulatory Aspects of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and its Significance Across the Great Salt Lake Ecosystem

1:25pm - Thursday, May 12th

Abstract:The function of the Great Salt Lake Ecosystem is critical for migratory birds.  The USFWS works with the public and private sector to manage migratory birds as a trust resource by administering the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act.  Our office reviews permits, NEPA documents, and impacts from projects on water quality, water quantity, and wetland habitat that are used by migratory birds.  We work collaboratively with partners to maintain healthy migratory bird populations across the state and maintain beneficial use of particular areas.  Ms. Graham will review the regulatory aspects of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and its significance across the Great Salt Lake Ecosystem.