Featured Friends

Featured Friend: Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

March 21, 2017

“Collaboration is the key to pulling off the largest conservation success story in the West, ” says Virgil Moore, Director of Idaho Fish and Game and Chairman of WAFWA’s Sagebrush Executive Oversight Committee. Read more about WAFWA.

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Carol Dunten is the chairman of the Harney County SWCD. She and her husband Alfred are 5th generation conservationists, and proud advocates of voluntary programs like the Sage Grouse Initiative.Featured Friend: Harney County Soil and Water Conservation District

January 3, 2017

In Oregon’s largest county — where cattle outnumber people 14 to 1 — the local soil and water conservation district has a recipe for collaborative conservation that’s improving the odds for both sage grouse and ranchers.

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wood river land trust sgi featured friendFeatured Friend: Wood River Land Trust

September 8, 2016

In Idaho’s sage grouse country, unique partnerships are protecting precious open spaces. The Wood River Land Trust is spearheading collaborative and creative projects that benefit birds as well as a host of sagebrush-dependent wildlife.

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South Dakota sage grouseFeatured Friend: South Dakota Sage Grouse Local Working Group

June 14, 2016

On the easternmost edge of greater sage-grouse range, local ranchers, scientists, and government groups play a vital role in identifying the most pressing threats to sage grouse, and work together to address those threats. Read their story here.

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Featured Friend: The Conservation Fund

February 23, 2016

The Conservation Fund partners with SGI and others on easements that permanently conserve crucial habitat, and that support longevity for both ranchers and birds.

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SGI Featured Friend | Utah Watershed Restoration Initiative

January 7, 2016

This Featured Friend enhances watershed health in priority areas throughout Utah. Learn about the incredible things they are doing for sage grouse.

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SGI Featured Friend | Bishop Field Office BLM

July 29, 2015

On the California-Nevada state line, a genetically-distinct population of greater sage-grouse once faced a precarious future. Today, that’s changed, thanks to Bi-State conservation partners like the Bureau of Land Management’s Bishop Field Office.

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SGI Featured Friend | Pheasants Forever

June 9, 2015

Learn more about how SGI partner Pheasants Forever is using aerial surveys to find sage grouse that like to play “hide-and-seek” in Washington state.

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SGI Featured Friend | USFWS Partners for Fish & Wildlife Program

April 3, 2015

By working with the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program and the Sage Grouse Initiative, the Hellyers have reaped benefits for their livestock, as well as sage grouse, and the many wildlife species that depend on their rangelands.

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SGI Featured Friend: COR Enterprises

February 2, 2015

COR Enterprises produces fence markers for Sage Grouse Initiative’s rangeland improvement projects, reducing sage grouse mortality while providing paychecks and meaningful work for adults with disabilities.

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