News & Announcements

Ranching & a West That Works: April 24-35: Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust & Colorado State University

Note: Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust is one of our Sage Grouse Initiative fine partners that works with ranchers in prime sage grouse habitat to help them conserve their lands and ranching way of life through easements. CCALT is one of several sponsors of the conference. The Ranching and a West that Works conference is free and […]

New Science to Solution Series: Targeting Early Phase Conifer Removal Key to Restoring Sage Grouse Habitat

Removing junipers and other conifers that are early invaders of sagebrush-steppe is less costly, and much more likely to be effective, than a delay-and-repair approach that tries to turn a mature forest back into a sagebrush ecosystem again. That’s a key message of the second of the Sage Grouse Initiative Science to Solution series, titled Conifer Removal Restores Sage Grouse Habitat.

Upcoming Sage Grouse & Related Wildlife Workshops

Spring is here. The male grouse are braving the snows to start their annual mating dances. And meanwhile, it’s a great chance to learn more about the science of sage grouse and the related wildlife. Here’s a reminder of upcoming events: Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory just completed two workshops, but there are two more: April […]

Seven New SGI Field Biologists/Rangeland Conservationists Attend Missoula 2-Day Training

The Sage Grouse Initiative relies on its 24 partner field staff to work one-on-one with landowners in sage grouse strongholds across 11 western states. Every rangeland conservationist or biologist comes well-qualified for the competitive positions. However, a key component for every new hire is to be trained specifically to carry out SGI. That means learning everything from in-depth sage grouse biology to tips and tools for working with landowners and building community partnerships.

Western Governors’ Association Releases Major Sage Grouse Report Highlighting State & Local Efforts to Conserve the Species

The Sage Grouse Initiative commends the impressive collaboration that’s underway at federal, state and local levels to proactively address the threats to sage grouse and sagebrush habitat. SGI is an active participant of the State-Federal Sage Grouse Task force of the Western Governor’s Association. The new report summarizes federal efforts, and goes into depth on the state and local accomplishments.