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Michael Brown, Range & Wildlife Conservationist with Pheasants Forever, Inc. and Quail Forever, holding a sage grouse.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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lesser prairie chickenHealthy Range Is Productive Range For Sage Grouse, Prairie Chickens, And Cows

October 19, 2016

Sage grouse and lesser prairie-chickens both need healthy rangeland to thrive. So do cattle. Learn more about how NRCS is supporting range conservation practices that help these birds as well as agricultural producers.

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Collaborative conservation means working with people to conserve the land that sustains us. Annie, an SGI-NRCS staffer, and Nikki worked together to enhance wildlife habitat and the bottom line on the Shirley Ranch.Collaborative Conservation Is Paying Off For The Sagebrush Ecosystem

October 5, 2016

A new joint report and story map highlight continued sagebrush conservation partnerships that are working for wildlife and ranchers in the West. Learn more about “Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation & the Sagebrush Ecosystem – Collaborative Conservation at Work.”

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sunny lek tatiana gettelmanNew Research Provides Insights into Sage Grouse DNA

October 3, 2016

by Jennifer Hayes and Brianna Randall | New SGI research finds five genetic subpopulations of sage grouse in Montana and the Dakotas, which are synonymous with the existing conservation management boundaries.

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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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one-year-sgi-anniversary-tw-1Tracking Success – 2016 Report | Maintaining Momentum To Conserve Sagebrush Country

September 22, 2016

As the Sage Grouse Initiative finishes our 6th year, we are proud to be a model for how to enhance working lands and wildlife. Check out our “Tracking Success – 2016 Report” to see what SGI accomplished this past year.

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cheap and cheerful restorationSGI Workshop Explores ‘Cheap and Cheerful’ Riparian Restoration to Benefit Wildlife and Ranchers

September 15, 2016

At a recent SGI-sponsored workshop, practitioners from around the West learned from beavers about how to heal streams and store water longer on the range. See the photos and read more.

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by Brianna Randall about the Sage Grouse InitaitiveA Special Recipe For Saving Sage Grouse | Wildlife Photographic Magazine Feature

September 13, 2016

by Brianna Randall | This multi-media story about the Sage Grouse Initiative is the feature in the new issue of Wildlife Photographic Magazine. Learn more about SGI’s priorities and practices in the story.

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