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jasonweller-northamericanPartners & Landowners Key To Conservation: Jason Weller, Chief Of Natural Resources Conservation Service Speaks At North American Wildlife Conference

March 12, 2015

Jason Weller, chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, praised partnerships and voluntary efforts of private landowners that are critical to conservation successes across the country. Weller spoke late this afternoon at the North American Wildlife & Natural Resources Conference.

PFaward NA 2015Sal Palazzolo, Idaho Fish & Game, Honored for Sage Grouse Initiative Work

Sal Palazzolo, Idaho Fish & Game, earns prestigious award for Sage Grouse Initiative from Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever at today’s North American Wildlife & Natural Resources Conference in Omaha, Nebraska

SGI outcomes in conservation for sage grouse initiativeSGI “Outcomes in Conservation” Report Demonstrates Positive Impact of $300 Million Investment in West

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.

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A recent conservation easement protects this sagebrush plain near Dove Creek in ColoradoColorado Conservation Easement Proof that Local Projects Protect Sage Grouse

March 11, 2015

In Colorado, a new conservation easement northwest of Dove Creek is being touted as an example of a grassroots effort to protect the Gunnison sage grouse.

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lara fondow sgi range ecologistIdaho: SGI Range & Wildlife Conservationist Lara Fondow Enjoys Working With Birds & People

March 9, 2015

Lara Fondow enjoys working with birds and people. That’s why she currently works as a Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI) Range and Wildlife Conservationist in Rexburg.

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FSA Administrator Val Dolcini speaks at the 2015 National Peasant Fest and Quail Classic in Iowa.Pheasants Forever and USDA Renew Commitment to Conserve Habitat for Upland Birds

March 5, 2015

SGI partner Pheasants Forever signed on with the USDA to continue important proactive conservation efforts with private landowners, including tools that restore and protect the sagebrush sea.

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Stakeholders gather for the SGI pinyon-juniper conference in Nevada in Feb 2014.Wyoming Sage Grouse Habitat Restoration Workshop

March 4, 2015

Register soon for the second annual Wyoming Sage Grouse Habitat Restoration Workshop in Casper, held Mar 24-26 at the University of Wyoming.

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Rancher Mike Byrne and Bridget Nielsen,USFWS, look for sage grouse together at Clear Lake National Wildlife Refuge-- an SGI restoration success story in the making.Livestock Producers Step Up For Sage Grouse

March 3, 2015

California rancher Mike Byrne shares why sage grouse conservation is working in his community in a new Western Livestock Journal that features the latest Sage Grouse Initiative results in 11 western states.

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