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fence study WY 404Study Shows That Fence Markers Reduce Sage Grouse Mortality in Wyoming

February 27, 2015 | Comments Off

SGI and our partners have marked or moved 590 miles of high-risk fence to reduce bird collisions so that sage grouse can thrive in the sagebrush sea. Read on to see results of the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory’s study on the impacts of fence markers in Wyoming.

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pjforum-day1-402Bi-State Sage Grouse Forum Attracts Full House in Nevada

February 26, 2015 | Comments Off

Sage grouse experts representing many stakeholders and partners of the Sage Grouse Initiative converged in Minden, Nevada, yesterday for a high-profile forum aimed at solving a key conservation issue for bi-state sage grouse that straddle the Nevada-California border: the expansion of pinyon and juniper forests into historic sagebrush-steppe.

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Native Prairie Speaker Series - Free Webinar on the Sage Grouse Initiative in the Western U.S.New SGI Webinar: Intro to Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation in the U.S.

February 25, 2015 | Comments Off

Listen as Sage Grouse Initiative range conservationist Kelsey Molloy explains how partners work to conserve the Greater Sage-Grouse in the Western U.S.

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SGI logo jpgColorado: Sage Grouse Initiative Rangeland Ecologist Position

February 17, 2015 | No Comments »

This rangeland ecologist will be based out of the NRCS field office in Montrose, CO, and work on conservation efforts for the Gunnison Sage Grouse in central western Colorado.

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Sage Grouse - Charlotte GanskoppSGI Partner Hosts Forum to Address Bi-State Sage Grouse Conservation

February 15, 2015 | No Comments »

Join SGI partner, the Bi-State Local Area Working Group, for an upcoming conference on how to manage the threat of conifer encroachment on sage-grouse habitat in California and Nevada. The forum takes place Feb. 25-26 in Minden, Nevada.

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places_californiaSage Grouse Learning Project for College Students: California

February 14, 2015 | No Comments »

The Bodie Hills Conservation Partnership–an SGI partner group–is recruiting college students to perform sage grouse habitat restoration in July 2015 in Mono County, California.

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ranchercollage-nov2014-402USDA Report Demonstrates Positive Impact of $300 Million Investment in Sage Grouse Conservation on Working Lands in West

February 12, 2015 | 2 Comments »

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) today issued a report showing that since 2010 USDA and its partners in the Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI) have worked with private landowners to restore 4.4 million acres of habitat for sage-grouse while maintaining working landscapes across the West. USDA also announced today that, through the provisions of the 2014 Farm Bill, it will invest in new sage-grouse conservation work over four years.

Top left: Bryson Masini, Nevada 
Top right: Allen Miller, Washington 
Bottom left: Rob Brooks, North Dakota 
Bottom right: Maggie Miller, Wyoming Trout UnlimitedCall for Nominations: 2015 IWJV Conservation Awards

February 11, 2015 | No Comments »

The Intermountain West Joint Venture is soliciting nominations for outstanding conservation leaders. Online nominations due March 6 2015.

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