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mowing treatment in sagebrush to reduce fire fuel loadsWoody Fuels Reduction in Wyoming Big Sagebrush Communities

November 20, 2015

By Eugene W. Schupp, Chad S. Boyd, and Shane Green | This new Great Basin Fact Sheet discusses how reducing woody plant cover can increase the production of perennial grasses and forbs, improve habitat for wildlife, and reduce the intensity and severity of wildfires.

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HydrologyAssessing Impacts of Fire on Runoff and Erosion

November 18, 2015

Frederick B. Pierson, C. Jason Williams and Peter R. Robichaud | This fact sheet provides an overview of the hydrologic impacts of fire, as well as the effectiveness of different types of treatments that reduce runoff and erosion post-fire.

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Seeding sagebrush 2Seeding Big Sagebrush Successfully on Intermountain Rangelands

November 14, 2015

By Susan E. Meyer and Thomas W. Warren | This fact sheet provides land managers with state-of-the-art information on establishing big sagebrush through direct seeding, particularly in areas burned by large-scale wildfire.

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Jason TackMeet Jason, Our New Research Associate Who Helps Track Conservation Results

November 5, 2015

We’re thrilled to welcome Jason as a new research associate! He will help us measure the biological outcomes of our on-the-ground conservation projects, providing the scientific tools that make SGI’s partnership approach work.

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CA_PJ group shot_Hannah RyanField Staff Continue to Make a Big Difference for Wildlife and People

November 3, 2015

Read the latest report that tells the conservation story of the Sage Grouse Initiative’s Strategic Watershed Action Team, and the impressive numbers behind their hard work in the field.

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Photo by Larry KruckenbergLandowners Create Legacy Of Open Land Across The West

November 2, 2015

By Steve Holmer | The American Bird Conservancy’s blog features the Sage Grouse Initiative as a case study for how partnerships with private landowners are the key to protecting habitat in the West.

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Wildlife Migration Corridor Forum in Laramie, Nov 2015Upcoming Conference | Sustaining Big Game Migrations in the West

October 26, 2015

Be part of the conversation on the science, policy, and people we need to conserve important migration corridors for wildlife in the West. Register for this forum in Laramie, held November 9 and 10.

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High Desert Museum exhibit on sage grouse courtesy of Steve ChindgrenNew Sage Grouse Exhibit Opens at the High Desert Museum

October 13, 2015

Discover the iconic denizen of the sagebrush sea at the High Desert Museum’s new exhibit in Oregon, “Sage Grouse: Icon of the Sagebrush Sea.” This exhibit explores the birds’ role in the sagebrush ecosystem, the unprecedented conservation efforts to save it, as well as its important cultural value to Native Americans, hunters, and birdwatchers.

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