??????????North Dakota Outdoors: Restoring Sage Grouse Habitat

July 24, 2014 | No Comments »

North Dakota Outdoors featured one of the Sage Grouse Initiative rancher success stories in its July, 2014 issue, authored by Steve Stuebner. Rancher Rob Brooks and partners are planting sagebrush on important rangelands for sage grouse and other wildlife.

Landowner Dave Bequette, Hero for a Day, near Joliet, MontanaField & Stream Video Released: Sage Grouse Initiative Hero for a Day

July 22, 2014 | No Comments »

Field & Stream today released its Hero for a Day video featuring Montana volunteers for the Sage Grouse Initiative marking fences, removing fences, and planting sagebrush, as well as the work of adults with disabilities making fencemarkers and growing sagebrush.

bi-statetour402Sage Grouse Champions: Bi-State Local Area Working Group

July 21, 2014 | No Comments »

“The Bi-State Local Area Working Group has provided the foundation upon which effective long-term sage grouse conservation can build,” said Tony Wasley, director of the Nevada Department of Wildlife, and co-chair of the Executive Oversight Committee for Bi-State sage grouse.

fireBLM Fire Program to Focus on Sage Grouse Conservation

July 19, 2014 | No Comments »

Fire is one of the major threats to the future of sage grouse habitat, especially in the great basin. The sage grouse initiative works with the BLM and other agencies closely to help address this issue.

McEwan_Sage-Grouse-news-postUSDA Announces Landmark Commitment to Improve Sage-Grouse Habitat
Nevada-California Ranchers to Benefit

June 20, 2014 | No Comments »

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced USDA’s landmark agreement to accelerate and focus conservation efforts benefitting ranchers and the Bi-State population of sage grouse straddling the Nevada/California border. USDA will provide up to $25.5 million of conservation investments as part of its contribution to delivering the federal, state and local 2012 Bi-State Action Plan. USDA’s […]

SciencetoSolutions-WY402X521New Science-to-Solutions: Predicting the Outcome of Wyoming’s Sage Grouse Conservation Strategy

June 16, 2014 | No Comments »

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Sage Grouse Initiative today released the third in its Science to Solutions series, this one a partnership project with The Nature Conservancy. The first two focused on fence-marking and conifer removal, based on published science. The newest four-page publication takes a close look at published research with high applicability to the […]

Bedorthaonranch402X232Oregon Rancher Gary Bedortha Removes Juniper Trees to Create a Safe Haven for Sage Grouse

June 12, 2014 | No Comments »

Rancher Gary Bedortha shares his story of juniper removal on 12,000 acres of his private ranchland near Paulina to benefit sage grouse and the sagebrush-steppe ecosystem.

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allenmiller402.jpgWashington: Big-scale Conservation Starts at Rancher Allen Miller’s Kitchen Table

June 10, 2014 | 1 Comment »

This article appears in the June/July 2014 issue of Working Ranch Magazine.