Tag: California

Plans To Save Bi-State Sage Grouse in Nevada Gain Momentum

April 12, 2016

By Sean Whaley | “We’re ‘all in’ to make a difference for this bird over the long term,” said Thad Heater, Sage Grouse Initiative’s national coordinator, in this recent Las Vegas Review-Journal article.

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Service Learning For Sage Grouse | University Students Deliver Results in California

August 10, 2015

Last month, university students pursuing careers in natural resource conservation participated in a service-learning project that had big benefits for birds, the participants, and sage grouse habitat in eastern California.

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SGI Featured Friend | Bishop Field Office BLM

July 29, 2015

On the California-Nevada state line, a genetically-distinct population of greater sage-grouse once faced a precarious future. Today, that’s changed, thanks to Bi-State conservation partners like the Bureau of Land Management’s Bishop Field Office.

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Bay Nature Article: “What People Talk About When They Talk About Sage Grouse”

April 24, 2015

Bay Nature Magazine featured an excellent story by Eric Simons on the Bi-State sage grouse, its habitat, and how it is reshaping conservation in the U.S. SGI is proud to be involved in the unprecedented partnership working to conserve the distinct population of sage grouse in California and Nevada.

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juniper removal helps sage grouse in the western U.S.Pinyon-Juniper Forum Played Key Role for Future of Bi-State Sage Grouse

March 26, 2015

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is expected to announce its final decision in April on whether the Bi-State population of sage grouse will be listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The Sage Grouse Initiative is working on multiple proactive conservation projects with partners and landowners to restore habitat and improve the Bi-State sage-grouse.

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Rancher Mike Byrne and Bridget Nielsen,USFWS, look for sage grouse together at Clear Lake National Wildlife Refuge-- an SGI restoration success story in the making.Livestock Producers Step Up For Sage Grouse

March 3, 2015

California rancher Mike Byrne shares why sage grouse conservation is working in his community in a new Western Livestock Journal that features the latest Sage Grouse Initiative results in 11 western states.

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Bi-State Sage Grouse Forum Attracts Full House in Nevada

February 26, 2015

Sage grouse experts representing many stakeholders and partners of the Sage Grouse Initiative converged in Minden, Nevada, yesterday for a high-profile forum aimed at solving a key conservation issue for bi-state sage grouse that straddle the Nevada-California border: the expansion of pinyon and juniper forests into historic sagebrush-steppe.

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SGI Partner Hosts Forum to Address Bi-State Sage Grouse Conservation

February 15, 2015

Join SGI partner, the Bi-State Local Area Working Group, for an upcoming conference on how to manage the threat of conifer encroachment on sage-grouse habitat in California and Nevada. The forum takes place Feb. 25-26 in Minden, Nevada.

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SGI Featured Friend: Bi-State Local Area Working Group

November 5, 2014

A forward-thinking group of people representing ranchers, agencies, conservation groups, private citizens, and universities came together in 2002 to form the Bi-State Local Area Working Group.

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SGI Featured Friend: Eastern Sierra Land Trust

March 24, 2014

the Eastern Sierra Land Trust works with willing landowners who wish to explore options for permanently preserving their lands, which benefits the population of Greater sage grouse that lives in Nevada and California.

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