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dawnnottinghamonhorse402X302Dawn Nottingham: Colorado rancher improves sage grouse habitat with juniper control, wildlife-friendly fencing near Dinosaur National Monument

September 19, 2014 | No Comments »

“We’ve had a good little crop of sage chickens (grouse) for years and years,” says Nottingham, a third-generation rancher. “No one realized we had them. I figured it might not be a bad idea to hang onto them and take care of them.”

S2S-Conserving Wet Areas402Science to Solutions: Private Lands Vital to Conserving Wet Areas for Sage Grouse Summer Habitat

September 16, 2014 | No Comments »

New sage grouse study reveals a strong link between wet sites (essential summer habitat for sage grouse to raise their broods) and sage grouse leks, and in turn, private lands.

WorkingRanchMagazine-SGI402X527jpgSage Grouse Initiative in the News

September 12, 2014 | No Comments »

A roundup of this week’s news for the Sage Grouse Initiative–in California, Idaho, Utah, and in the State of the Birds.

SEOregonfire-katu.com402New publication helps land managers strategically reduce wildfire and invasive species threats in sagebrush ecosystem

September 8, 2014 | No Comments »

Wildfire and invasive species pose great challenges to the future of sage grouse and the sagebrush ecosystems of the West. Today, managers have new strategies to reduce the threats with the publication of a significant report,

NRCS UtahUtah NRCS Provides 250,000 Fence Markers This Year to Prevent Sage Grouse Collisions: Volunteers Make it Happen

September 5, 2014 | No Comments »

NRCS Utah is making available 250,000 fence markers this year—enough to mark approximately 128 miles of fencing with a single row of markers. These dedicated volunteers added 189 volunteer hours to the total Utah effort so far

Pheasants Forever Job listing: Sage Grouse Initiative Capacity & Delivery Coordinator

September 3, 2014 | No Comments »

This position is part of a collaborative effort by the Intermountain West Joint Venture (IWJV), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and Pheasants Forever, Inc., to provide the science, field capacity, and communications capacity for the Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI) through the Strategic Watershed Action Team (SWAT).

Lindsi Manning-EbenNevada “Bootstraps” Young Adult Crew Restores Sage Grouse Habitat

September 2, 2014 | No Comments »

Read this inspiring story about the award-winning Bootstraps program – reported in the Reno Gazette Journal last month, with additional new photos (by Genevieve Mason) provided from the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension.

pronghorn_miracle402Field & Stream Video of Ken Miracle, Sage Grouse “Hero of Conservation”

August 23, 2014 | No Comments »

See the video. Explore Ken Miracle’s photographs. Meet the Sage Grouse Hero of Conservation for Field & Stream