Mr. Greg Sheehan, Director, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (UDWR), will welcome conference participants on behalf of the state of Utah and the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA), a conference co-sponsor. Greg Sheehan is the director of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. Greg joined the Division in 1992 and worked in a variety of roles before becoming the Director in 2012, he also served in key advisory and administrative roles for some of the agency's most notable successes. Greg has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from USU and an MBA. Greg has been integrally involved in the Sage Grouse planning efforts in Utah. Those efforts developed a strategy protect and enhance the sage grouse while also allowing private and public land users to thrive on those landscapes in meaningful ways. He has also championed the protection and conservation of other species through the recent development of the state Wildlife Action Plan.