News & Announcements
New sage grouse study reveals a strong link between wet sites (essential summer habitat for sage grouse to raise their broods) and sage grouse leks, and in turn, private lands.
A roundup of this week’s news for the Sage Grouse Initiative–in California, Idaho, Utah, and in the State of the Birds.
New publication helps land managers strategically reduce wildfire and invasive species threats in sagebrush ecosystem
Wildfire and invasive species pose great challenges to the future of sage grouse and the sagebrush ecosystems of the West. Today, managers have new strategies to reduce the threats with the publication of a significant report,
Utah NRCS Provides 250,000 Fence Markers This Year to Prevent Sage Grouse Collisions: Volunteers Make it Happen
NRCS Utah is making available 250,000 fence markers this year—enough to mark approximately 128 miles of fencing with a single row of markers. These dedicated volunteers added 189 volunteer hours to the total Utah effort so far
This position is part of a collaborative effort by the Intermountain West Joint Venture (IWJV), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and Pheasants Forever, Inc., to provide the science, field capacity, and communications capacity for the Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI) through the Strategic Watershed Action Team (SWAT).