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A sage grouse flushes in an irrigated pasture on the Sweetwater Ranch. Owner Bryan Masini said he sees 200-300 birds on the ranch throughout the summer.Masini family Preserves Lush Oasis for Bi-State Sage Grouse

November 18, 2014 | No Comments »

Bi-State (Nevada/California) sage grouse thrive on Masini Ranch, participants in Sage Grouse Initiative conservation easements and enhancements.

ChiefWeller-TerryMessmer-402NRCS Chief Jason Weller Gives Keynote at International Sage Grouse Forum, Utah

November 17, 2014 | No Comments »

Natural Resources Conservation Service Chief Jason Weller praised ranchers, partners and the Sage Grouse Initiative at last week’s International Sage Grouse Forum in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Sen. Bennet with Sharon HarvatU.S. Senator Michael Bennet Tours NW Colorado Ranches: Conserving Sage Grouse & Working Lands

November 14, 2014 | No Comments »

U.S. Senator Michael Bennet recently joined the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust (CCALT) for a tour of three ranches in northwest Colorado. All conserve sage grouse habitat.

Jay Tanner-402-bestFrancisTanner Family Improves Habitat For Cattle and Sage Grouse in Prime Habitat Area: NW Utah’s Box Elder County

November 10, 2014 | No Comments »

Sage grouse, ranching, research, and wildlife viewers are all part of the award-winning Tanner Ranch in NW Utah – a Sage Grouse Initiative success story.

Idaho-RayBaird-TNCphoto-402National Award Honors Idaho’s Pioneers Alliance for Sage Grouse Conservation

November 6, 2014 | No Comments »

Sage Grouse Initiative conservation easement success story: Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the Pioneers Alliance of Carey, Idaho, received the Secretary’s Honor Award for External Partnerships.

Fig. 2a Sage Fire_SC_Idaho-402- D ShinnemanFire Conference Opens With Release of Strategy for Protecting Sage Grouse from Wildfire & Cheatgrass

November 5, 2014 | No Comments »

The Sage Grouse Initiative releases a powerful new strategy for reducing threats of wildfire and cheatgrass in sage grouse habitat in time for a major BLM conference in Idaho. E&E News covers the story.

KelseyCanadatour-402Conserving Sage Grouse Across International Boundaries: Canadian ranchers tour conservation projects in northern Montana

November 3, 2014 | No Comments »

Groups from both sides of the border met in Montana with a goal of sharing ideas to conserve the longest sage grouse migration corridor.

deb&mikedelaneySage Grouse Initiative Quarterly Report: Innovative Partnerships Expand On-the-Ground Delivery of Conservation

November 1, 2014 | No Comments »

Read the latest Sage Grouse Initiative quarterly report for partnership accomplishments via field staff, science, communications.