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Marcella Fremgan, Courtesy of Boise State UniversityPartnerships on the Range Continue to Accelerate Conservation

February 2, 2016

Our team of dedicated and enthusiastic range conservationists, wildlife biologists, and natural resource specialists make a difference for landowners and for wildlife across the West. Read the impressive tally of on-the-ground results from the SGI field team.

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John O’Keefe raises cattle in southeast Oregon, where he has made improvements to his land that help his ranching operation and improve the habitat for sage grouse.A Game-Changing Approach to Conservation in the West

“My neighbors have all been getting on board one by one, now that they are seeing how well it’s working,” says Oregon rancher John O’Keeffe. Read this opinion piece by O’Keeffe describing why SGI is a good investment for the land, livestock, and sage grouse.

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warner valley in oregon - sage grouse habitat conservationistJob Announcement | Sage Grouse Habitat Conservationist Position in Oregon

January 27, 2016

SGI is looking for qualified, motivated people who are passionate about working with private, agricultural landowners to restore and protect sage grouse habitat in eastern Oregon. Read the job description here.

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SGI’s new coordinator brings extensive experience and a history of success sage grouse and sagebrush conservation.Meet Thad Heater, SGI’s New Coordinator

January 10, 2016

The SGI Team is happy to announce the recent selection of Thad Heater as SGI’s new permanent coordinator. Thad brings extensive experience and a history of success working to conserve natural resources throughout the West.

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Sage grouse depend on a delicate balance of sagebrush habitats.Grazing and Sagebrush Treatments: A 25-year Case Study in Utah

January 9, 2016

The newest Science to Solutions report is based on findings from a 25-year case study on a ranch in Utah. The study shows that sustainable grazing practices and sagebrush treatments enhanced herbaceous understory for sage grouse in years with average winters, but that bird populations declined following severe winters.

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Watershed Restoration Initiative staff member, Alan Clark, participates in a tour with Utah rancher, Jay Tanner.SGI Featured Friend | Utah Watershed Restoration Initiative

January 7, 2016

This Featured Friend enhances watershed health in priority areas throughout Utah. Learn about the incredible things they are doing for sage grouse.

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OR_landowner in grazing transects w Joshua Uriarte, SWAT_SGIJob Announcement | Field Position Opening in Montana

January 4, 2016

The Sage Grouse Initiative is searching for a field technician to help us promote voluntary conservation across the range. Position closes January 27th.

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Bugle Photo for elk and sage grouse storyThe Future For Sage Grouse, Elk, & the 40 Million Acres of Sagebrush They Share | Bugle Magazine

December 16, 2015

By Nicky Ouellet | This article appeared in the Jan/Feb 2016 issue of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s “Bugle” magazine, and explores how conservation efforts can benefit big game and upland birds on their shared range.

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