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Chad Harter Winter Sage Grouse 640What Do Sage Grouse Do All Winter?

February 1, 2017

Sage grouse are tough birds, surviving through cold winters in western North America. Learn how they thrive, even during the harshest months.

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Researchers carefully attach a lightweight radio transmitter to this days-old sage grouse chick to monitor its survival. Photo by Kenton Rowe.Tag, you’re it! How do researchers track sage grouse chicks?

November 7, 2016

Meet expert Mark Szczypinski with Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks. He tells us all about how to track sage grouse hens and their chicks.

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Meet Michael Brown, Our New Field Capacity Coordinator — Helping People Make Big Things Happen

October 20, 2016

What does ‘field capacity’ mean when it comes to protecting and restoring sagebrush habitat? SGI’s newest core staff member, Michael Brown, explains the important role of people and partners in making a landscape-scale difference in the West.

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photo side by side of gunnison and greater sage grouseWhat’s The Difference Between Gunnison And Greater Sage-Grouse?

September 28, 2016

Did you know that Gunnison sage-grouse have longer ponytails than greater sage-grouse? Learn more about the differences between the two species from expert Marcella Fremgen, a private lands range ecologist in Colorado.

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Jessie sows sagebrush seed with the inmate crew at Snake River Correctional Institution. SRCI is growing 40,000 sagebrush seedlings for 2016Why Grow Sagebrush Seedlings in Prisons?

August 11, 2016

The Sagebrush Project, part of the Sustainability in Prisons Project, expands the opportunities for 175 inmates in 11 prisons across 6 states by teaching them to grow sagebrush seedlings. In turn, these seedlings restore vital habitat for sage grouse and other wildlife on BLM lands across the West.

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Just Say Yes! Learn About Conifer Removal From Oregon’s Craig “Fozz” Foster

May 31, 2016

Wildlife biologist Fozz Foster works on restoring and improving habitat in Oregon’s sagebrush sea. In this ‘Ask an Expert’ interview, he tells SGI about how he works collaboratively to address the problem of encroaching conifers — one of the main threats to sage grouse in the West.

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MosesCoulee with Kevin Guinn SGIKevin Guinn, USDA “Unsung Hero” Awardee, Tells How Range Conservation Makes A Difference

May 3, 2016

Kevin Guinn, has worked as an NRCS Range Management Specialist since 1980. Today, Kevin is receiving the USDA’s 2016 “Unsung Hero Award” in Washington D.C. for his excellent commitment to conservation. Learn how he works with ranchers to conserve sagebrush rangeland.

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From Sagebrush Experts: What the heck is a lek?

March 14, 2016

Learn for sagebrush expert Trisha Cracroft, NRCS Idaho State Biologist, about when sage grouse congregate to strut their stuff, and why healthy sagebrush is important for hens and their eggs!

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