June 29, 2015
Photo to the left by Lauren Blair: Moffat County rancher Wes McStay helps create healthy sagebrush habitat through sustainable grazing practices. The story below is excerpted from Where the sage grouse roam by Lauren Blair. This 3-part series appeared in the Craig Daily Press in June 2015. Preserving landscape and grouse “The big empty. Wild country,” McStay said of the land. “And […]
June 12, 2015
The Sage Grouse Initiative’s Strategic Watershed Action Team (SWAT) is hiring a Range and Wildlife Conservationist to fill a newly created position in Montana. Download the job announcement here.
June 9, 2015
Learn more about how SGI partner Pheasants Forever is using aerial surveys to find sage grouse that like to play “hide-and-seek” in Washington state.
June 8, 2015
We are pleased to announce the arrival of the Sand County Foundation’s publication “Stories From The Range,” which features six different ranchers’ sage grouse conservation successes, including SGI projects.
May 26, 2015
Last week, National Geographic Magazine featured an in-depth story on sage grouse, including SGI’s conservation efforts centered around these dwindling upland birds.
May 19, 2015
A new report from the Western Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies assesses the threat of invasive weeds to sage grouse habitat, the barriers to overcoming it, and recommends 11 key strategies to address the serious threat that is exacerbated by wildfires.
May 18, 2015
Sage grouse like the habitat around the Pokorny Ranch, and the Pokornys like the conservation improvements SGI helped them make on their Wyoming ranch. “They were the first landowners I had to enroll in the program,” says Kevin Edinger with the Wyoming NRCS. “These folks are really progressive operators. They’re as good as it gets.”
May 13, 2015
Big news today from our partner: Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust! And a big thank you to the Yust family for their generosity and gift to future generations–protecting sage grouse and trout habitat and river recreation all together