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Screen Shot 2015-10-06 at 8.55.59 AMThe Sage-Grouse’s Next Dance | What the Recent Decision Means for the Bird and Conservation

October 6, 2015

By Holly Copeland. “So what is your take on the sage-grouse ruling?” This beautiful dancing bird has been in my thoughts almost daily for the past nine years, as it has also been for the hundreds of other scientists who are working on sage-grouse. But suddenly, this species was now in the consciousness of many other Americans, too.

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saving sage grouse - Brianna Randall - OBSaving Sage Grouse | Conserving Montana’s Largest Game Bird

October 5, 2015

By Brianna Randall. Stamping my feet on the frozen ground, I waited impatiently for an elusive football-sized bird to appear in the murky pre-dawn light. A spotting scope stood at the ready, my tool to count sage grouse during their annual quirky courtship dance.

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larry enjoying fence free view in washington to benefit sage grouseSafer Flights for Sage Grouse Over Washington State, Thanks To Dedicated Field Staff

October 2, 2015

Michael Brown, a Sage Grouse Initiative range and wildlife conservationist in Washington, forged a new connection with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Partners Program to make sure a willing landowner could accomplish as much as possible to improve conditions for the eastern Washington’s sage grouse.

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Voluntary conservation that works -Sage Grouse InitiativeHistoric Conservation Campaign Protects Greater Sage-Grouse | ESA Listing Averted

September 22, 2015

An historic conservation partnership helped the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service determine that the species did not warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act. Now in its sixth year, the Sage Grouse Initiative is a key catalyst for the voluntary, partnership-based work that is conserving America’s sagebrush sea.

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Screen Shot 2015-09-18 at 11.09.10 AMNew Guide Available | Sagebrush Bird Communities in the Intermountain West

September 21, 2015

A new tool is available for land managers in sagebrush country. The Sagebrush Bird Habitat Guide, created by several of our partners, provides information on breeding habitat used by several bird species commonly found in sagebrush communities throughout the Intermountain West.

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Am CowboyBuilding Bridges | Ranchers Are Stewards of the Land

September 20, 2015

In recent years, a new appreciation is taking hold in the West about the role and benefits of sustainable ranching. The article below captures the essence of why we believe that sage grouse conservation is best achieved through working cooperatively on private lands

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UT_Della ranch cattle drive_Ron FrancisRanchers and Conservationists Combine to Help Sage Grouse

September 18, 2015

Two national conservation leaders from the USDA-NRCS and the National Audubon Society co-wrote this recent editorial about how targeted, proactive conservation on agricultural lands by private landowners is leading the way in restoring habitat for threatened wildlife species in the West.

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Screen Shot 2015-09-11 at 9.59.54 AMNew England Cottontail | Another Success Story for Proactive Voluntary Conservation

September 11, 2015

Landowners on the East Coast brought about a major success today with their voluntary conservation efforts for the New England cottontail. Partners announced that foresters and farmers have helped prevent the need to list the New England cottontail under the Endangered Species Act.

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