The Utah Prairie Dog Recovery Implementation Program (UPDRIP) is a public-private, multi-agency partnership focused on recovering the Utah prairie dog in balance with existing land uses and continued development. The Program offers a forum for coordinating Utah prairie dog (UPD) recovery, information exchange, and conflict resolution.
Several existing ongoing initiatives fall under the "umbrella" of UPDRIP, while Program Partners also work to produce new cooperative projects on the ground to expedite recovery of the UPD and provide assistance to local landowners.
Goal 1 Recover the Utah prairie dog so that it no longer requires protection under the Endangered Species Act; and
Goal 2 Allow for existing land uses and continued growth and development within the historic range of the Utah prairie dog.