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Bill Kennedy is an unwavering, yet humble SGI enrolled rancher in Utah - Jesse Brussard WEBKennedy Ranch Conservation Improvements Benefit Both Livestock And Wildlife In Utah

August 23, 2016

In northeastern Utah, the Kennedy family’s land ethic and commitment to improving natural resources has led them to expand their ranch. Learn how SGI helped them install water delivery systems and adopt rotational grazing to improve agricultural operations.

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Juniper-web-ready-9542James davidsonThe Tree that Ate the West | bioGraphic Magazine

August 18, 2016

by Rebecca Heisman,bioGraphic | When mature juniper cover reaches just 4 percent—picture taking a standard checkerboard and filling in just two and a half of the squares—sage-grouse abandon their leks. Read more about the conifers that are taking over sagebrush rangelands in the West.

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Jessie sows sagebrush seed with the inmate crew at Snake River Correctional Institution. SRCI is growing 40,000 sagebrush seedlings for 2016Why Grow Sagebrush Seedlings in Prisons?

August 11, 2016

The Sagebrush Project, part of the Sustainability in Prisons Project, expands the opportunities for 175 inmates in 11 prisons across 6 states by teaching them to grow sagebrush seedlings. In turn, these seedlings restore vital habitat for sage grouse and other wildlife on BLM lands across the West.

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people sagebrush ranchersLatest Report Shows Promising Progress To Protect The Sagebrush Sea

August 9, 2016

This latest report chronicles the results from April through June across 11 western states, including collaborative efforts to conserve over 2.8 million acres of habitat for sage grouse by: 1) improving rangeland, 2) reducing bird moralities from fence collisions, and 3) removing encroaching conifers.

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Stands of conifers evenly distributed snow compared with drifting snow in a treeless sagebrush landscape. Photos courtesy of the Agricultural Research ServiceNew Report: Maintaining Sagebrush-Covered Landscapes Keeps Water on the Land for Ranchers and Wildlife

August 4, 2016

by Justin Fritscher | Removing invading conifer trees improves the health of sagebrush ecosystems, providing better habitat for wildlife and better forage for livestock. And now, new science shows these efforts may also help improve late-season water availability, which is crucial for ecosystems in the arid West.

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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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