deb&mikedelaneyBig Sky Journal: Local Knowledge-Ranching for Sage Grouse

December 12, 2014 | No Comments »

Big Sky Journal’s Winter Edition- 2014, features a Sage Grouse Initiative Rancher Success Story. Meet Deb and Mike Delaney. (a version of this article first appeared in Beef Magazine):

SGI's & Chief Weller402International Sage-Grouse Forum Proceedings Available Free Online

December 10, 2014 | No Comments »

If you missed the International Sage Grouse Forum last month, you can now listen to the proceedings free online, thanks to Utah State University.

ranchercollage-nov2014-402Sage Grouse Initiative Rancher Stories Bring Statistics to Life

December 1, 2014 | No Comments »

The Sage Grouse Initiative is wrapping up 2014 with rancher stories that bring life to the statistics of success on the ground.

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.