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SGI Logo - SQUAREJob Announcement: SGI seeks writers, photographers, videographers & graphic designer

October 26, 2016

The Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI) seeks experienced writers, photographers, videographers, and a graphic designer to help communicate sagebrush conservation work in 11 western states. Proposals due Nov. 14.

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BrewersSparrowPH8 by paul higginsSagebrush Songbirds Under the Sage Grouse Umbrella

October 25, 2016

New songbird maps provide tools to help expand the benefits of sage grouse conservation to more wildlife species in the sagebrush community. Learn more from our latest Science to Solutions report on the wide-ranging impacts of improving sagebrush habitat.

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SGI Logo - SQUAREJob Announcement: Sage Grouse Initiative Web Application Developer

October 24, 2016

The Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI) seeks a web developer for our interactive web application. Click here for a full description.

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Michael Brown, Range & Wildlife Conservationist with Pheasants Forever, Inc. and Quail Forever, holding a sage grouse.Meet Michael Brown, Our New Field Capacity Coordinator — Helping People Make Big Things Happen

October 20, 2016

What does ‘field capacity’ mean when it comes to protecting and restoring sagebrush habitat? SGI’s newest core staff member, Michael Brown, explains the important role of people and partners in making a landscape-scale difference in the West.

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lesser prairie chickenHealthy Range Is Productive Range For Sage Grouse, Prairie Chickens, And Cows

October 19, 2016

Sage grouse and lesser prairie-chickens both need healthy rangeland to thrive. So do cattle. Learn more about how NRCS is supporting range conservation practices that help these birds as well as agricultural producers.

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weeds and fire before after field and streamRoundtable: Rangeland Challenges in Western States, Wildfire and Habitat Conservation

October 17, 2016

When: Oct. 20, 2016

Hosts: Western Governors’ Association

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Collaborative conservation means working with people to conserve the land that sustains us. Annie, an SGI-NRCS staffer, and Nikki worked together to enhance wildlife habitat and the bottom line on the Shirley Ranch.Collaborative Conservation Is Paying Off For The Sagebrush Ecosystem

October 5, 2016

A new joint report and story map highlight continued sagebrush conservation partnerships that are working for wildlife and ranchers in the West. Learn more about “Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation & the Sagebrush Ecosystem – Collaborative Conservation at Work.”

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sunny lek tatiana gettelmanNew Research Provides Insights into Sage Grouse DNA

October 3, 2016

by Jennifer Hayes and Brianna Randall | New SGI research finds five genetic subpopulations of sage grouse in Montana and the Dakotas, which are synonymous with the existing conservation management boundaries.

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