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Martin Place looking northWyoming Stock Growers Land Trust Conserves Ranch for Agriculture & Sage Grouse

September 30, 2014 | No Comments »

Sage Grouse Initiative partner Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust just completed another significant conservation easement, working with landowner Maggie Miller, and protecting important habitat for sage grouse and many other species.

New research in Wyoming’s Upper Green River Basin shows that winter range, stopover areas and migration corridors used by mule deer overlap significantly with core sage grouse habitat. (Scott Copeland photo)Sage Grouse Conservation Also Helps Mule Deer Migration Routes, Study Finds

September 29, 2014 | No Comments »

New research in Wyoming’s Upper Green River Basin shows that winter range, stopover areas and migration corridors used by mule deer overlap significantly with core sage grouse habitat.

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell stands next to BLM Lakeview District Field Manager
Todd Forbes Thursday afternoon in a field of sagebrush and juniper trees. During
her visit to Southeast Oregon, Jewell also toured areas that multiple agencies and
partners are working to restore. (H&N )Interior Secretary Jewell Weathers Rain & Winds to See Landscape-Level Conservation Project for Sage Grouse in Oregon

September 26, 2014 | No Comments »

U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell weathers rain and wind to see landscape-level restoration for sage grouse near Lakeview, Oregon –featuring Sage Grouse Initiative and Bureau of Land Management and local ranchers.

Rancher John O'Keeffe participates in Sage Grouse Initiative & BLM projects to restore sagebrush-steppe by removing invasive juniper in the Warner Mountains of Southern Oregon. Photo- SGIU.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to tour Sage Grouse Private-Public Partnership Projects in Southern Oregon tomorrow, Sept. 25

September 24, 2014 | No Comments »

Oregon Public Radio reports on U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell’s upcoming visit tomorrow to Lakeview where she will see what makes the Sage Grouse Initiative tick— ranchers, agencies and partners all coming together to tackle invasive juniper with impressive results.

dawnnottinghamonhorse402X302Dawn Nottingham: Colorado rancher improves sage grouse habitat with juniper control, wildlife-friendly fencing near Dinosaur National Monument

September 19, 2014 | 1 Comment »

“We’ve had a good little crop of sage chickens (grouse) for years and years,” says Nottingham, a third-generation rancher. “No one realized we had them. I figured it might not be a bad idea to hang onto them and take care of them.”

S2S-Conserving Wet Areas402Science to Solutions: Private Lands Vital to Conserving Wet Areas for Sage Grouse Summer Habitat

September 16, 2014 | No Comments »

New sage grouse study reveals a strong link between wet sites (essential summer habitat for sage grouse to raise their broods) and sage grouse leks, and in turn, private lands.

WorkingRanchMagazine-SGI402X527jpgSage Grouse Initiative in the News

September 12, 2014 | No Comments »

A roundup of this week’s news for the Sage Grouse Initiative–in California, Idaho, Utah, and in the State of the Birds.

SEOregonfire-katu.com402New publication helps land managers strategically reduce wildfire and invasive species threats in sagebrush ecosystem

September 8, 2014 | No Comments »

Wildfire and invasive species pose great challenges to the future of sage grouse and the sagebrush ecosystems of the West. Today, managers have new strategies to reduce the threats with the publication of a significant report,