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Secretary Jewell learns from Jeremy Maestas how to lop juniper to improve sage grouse habitat.Secretary Jewell Announces $10 Million for Wildfire Resilience in the West

May 24, 2016

The new funds announced today by Secretary Jewell will complement Sage Grouse Initiative’s ongoing, cooperative work to remove conifers and restore sagebrush habitat in western states.

Partners in South Dakota work on range management practices that restore and conserve the sagebrush steppe.Partnership Positions Allow NRCS To Double The Amount of Conservation In The West

May 10, 2016

Thanks to hundreds of partners who help us achieve wildlife conservation through sustainable ranching, the Sage Grouse Initiative, has proven to be a model for cooperative, science-based, landscape-scale habitat conservation. Read the latest results from our team and highlights from our January-March 2016 Quarterly Report.

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MosesCoulee with Kevin Guinn SGIKevin Guinn, USDA “Unsung Hero” Awardee, Tells How Range Conservation Makes A Difference

May 3, 2016

Kevin Guinn, has worked as an NRCS Range Management Specialist since 1980. Today, Kevin is receiving the USDA’s 2016 “Unsung Hero Award” in Washington D.C. for his excellent commitment to conservation. Learn how he works with ranchers to conserve sagebrush rangeland.

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lesser prairie chicken WLFWUSDA Unveils Three-Year Conservation Strategy for Lesser Prairie-Chicken on Working Rangelands

April 28, 2016

Just like in sage grouse country, the recipe for success to save the lesser prairie-chicken (an iconic grassland bird of the southern Great Plains) is investing in proactive, collaborative conservation efforts on private lands.

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conserve our western roots poster - picture FINALSGI Introduces New Resources That Show Why Roots Matter in the Sage-Steppe

April 21, 2016

In the West’s sagebrush sea, most of the plant matter grows below your feet — just like an upside-down forest. SGI is releasing a new poster and postcard that show the importance of promoting healthy, diverse native plants and conserving our western roots.

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family_photo_2013_copy_small_2Conservation Integral At O’Tooles’ Ladder Ranch in Wyoming

April 19, 2016

Pat and Sharon O’Toole make their living by ranching on the sagebrush sea along the Wyoming-Colorado border. They raise sheep and cattle, sage grouse and trout, as well as children and grandchildren on their Ladder Ranch. Read more here.

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cultivation risk map - sage grouse initiativeNew Map Layer Identifies Risk of Converting Sagebrush to Cropland

April 13, 2016

Today, the Sage Grouse Initiative is unveiling a new layer on our interactive web application that shows where the risk of cropland conversion is highest. The new “cultivation risk map” layer predicts where future sagebrush habitat loss could occur based on soils, climate, and topography of existing croplands.

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The Bodie Hills of eastern California is core habitat for sage grouse conservation in the Bi-State area.Plans To Save Bi-State Sage Grouse in Nevada Gain Momentum

April 12, 2016

By Sean Whaley | “We’re ‘all in’ to make a difference for this bird over the long term,” said Thad Heater, Sage Grouse Initiative’s national coordinator, in this recent Las Vegas Review-Journal article.

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