August 4, 2015
The article below was adapted from this post written by Ron Francis and Lori Valadez, which appeared on the USDA Blog. In the “New West,” livestock fencing can be marked to help reduce collisions for sage grouse and other wildlife. The Sage Grouse Initiative is working with ranchers to improve habitat for sage grouse across the West. One of our […]
August 3, 2015
According to scientists in Western states, greater sage-grouse numbers in the West have grown by nearly two-thirds since 2013, marking what could be a significant rebound to the bird’s previous several years of decline.
July 20, 2015
The NRCS-led Sage Grouse Initiative is pioneering a conservation approach that invites cooperation over conflict across the West. This recipe for success is transferable locally and statewide, as evidenced by a new MOU signed by Governor Bullock and NRCS Chief Jason Weller today in Montana.
July 13, 2015
In the northeast part of sage grouse range, 70% of the best habitat is privately owned-–and the single greatest threat in this region is cultivation of native sagebrush grazing lands. Read more in this new Science to Solutions report.
July 9, 2015
We are pleased to announce a few staff changes within SGI, which will build our capacity and allow us to deliver even more voluntary conservation programs to landowners throughout the West.
June 29, 2015
This story on Colorado rancher Wes McStay’s conservation practices comes from “Where the sage grouse roam” by Lauren Blair. This 3-part series appeared in the Craig Daily Press in June 2015.
June 12, 2015
The Sage Grouse Initiative’s Strategic Watershed Action Team (SWAT) is hiring a Range and Wildlife Conservationist to fill a newly created position in Montana. Download the job announcement here.
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.