The NRCS-led Sage Grouse Initiative partners with private landowners to put in place conservation projects like these examples, which will protect the sagebrush sea, western rangeland, and all of the people and wildlife who depend upon these landscapes.
A new report from the Western Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies assesses the threat of invasive weeds to sage grouse habitat, the barriers to overcoming it, and recommends 11 key strategies to address the serious threat that is exacerbated by wildfires.
Sage grouse like the habitat around the Pokorny Ranch, and the Pokornys like the conservation improvements SGI helped them make on their Wyoming ranch. “They were the first landowners I had to enroll in the program,” says Kevin Edinger with the Wyoming NRCS. “These folks are really progressive operators. They’re as good as it gets.”