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To the Helmicks, conservation and ranching are one in the same.Helmick Family Conserves Vital Habitat For Sage Grouse In Idaho

July 28, 2016

To this multi-generational family, conservation and ranching are one and the same. Learn how they’ve worked with SGI to increase carrying capacity and grass production for the benefit of both livestock and wildlife.

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SAVE OUR SEA PARTNERS featured BLM imageBREAKING NEWS: BLM Signs Agreement To Expand Collaborative Sagebrush Conservation Model

July 25, 2016

A new partnership between the Bureau of Land Management and the Intermountain West Joint Venture will build on the successful model pioneered by the NRCS-led Sage Grouse Initiative on private ranchlands, and promote win-win solutions for people and wildlife across the sagebrush sea.

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SGI Logo - SQUAREJOB ANNOUNCEMENT | Sage Grouse Initiative Field Capacity Coordinator

July 18, 2016

Join the team working to cooperatively conserve sage grouse on private rangelands in 11 western states! Applications due July 31.

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sage grouse fence collision map toolNew Web-Based Tool Helps Save Sage Grouse From Fence Collisions

July 14, 2016

SGI’s interactive web app now features a map layer that helps land managers prioritize where to mark high-risk fences to protect birds. This user-friendly tool allows ranchers and partners to make the most difference for sage grouse across the range.

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Resilience workshop in Oregon sagebrushThe Science of Sagebrush: Measuring the Resilience of Rangelands

July 11, 2016

by Joshua Dillon | An Oregon field trip with SGI partners examines the ability of sagebrush landscapes to recover from a fire. Read the full story here.

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The new cultivation risk map is available for free on SGI's web app at map.sagegrouseinitiative.comBreaking News | Scientific Research Shows How To Reduce The Risk Of Crop Cultivation To Protect Sage Grouse

July 7, 2016

A new scientific study published in Biological Conservation explains how to reduce the threat of converting native sagebrush habitat into crops. Read how the research can be used on the ground to protect sage grouse.

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A few of SGI's Strategic Watershed Action Team get their hands dirty to test the soil in eastern Montana.Getting Our Hands Dirty at the 6th Annual Sage Grouse Initiative Workshop Tour

July 6, 2016

Last week, range managers, ecologists, and wildlife biologists gathered in Montana to learn from landowners what works for the bird and the herd. Check out the photo story here!

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montana conservation grasslands birdsNew Easements in Montana Protect the Longest Known Sage Grouse Migration Corridor

June 30, 2016

The Nature Conservancy has secured conservation easements that preserve both the West’s ranching heritage and sage-grass habitat on 25,000 acres of the Carroll Ranch. The newest 16,000-acre easement was funded in part by the Sage Grouse Initiative.

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