January 3, 2017
In Oregon’s largest county — where cattle outnumber people 14 to 1 — the local soil and water conservation district has a recipe for collaborative conservation that’s improving the odds for both sage grouse and ranchers.
December 13, 2016
Learn more about the “coproduction of actionable science.” At the Sage Grouse Initiative, it means a lot of phone calls, coffee chats, field tours, and honest conversations with all sorts of people who are interested in solving a problem. It means collaborating from start to finish.
November 16, 2016
The Sage Grouse Initiative seeks a range and wildlife conservationist to work with agricultural producers on conservation programs in eastern Oregon.
November 2, 2016
The NRCS-led Sage Grouse Initiative continues to build field capacity, expand our science team, and strengthen partnerships across the sagebrush landscape. Read our latest report.
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.
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.
September 22, 2016
As the Sage Grouse Initiative finishes our 6th year, we are proud to be a model for how to enhance working lands and wildlife. Check out our “Tracking Success – 2016 Report” to see what SGI accomplished this past year.
September 13, 2016
by Brianna Randall | This multi-media story about the Sage Grouse Initiative is the feature in the new issue of Wildlife Photographic Magazine. Learn more about SGI’s priorities and practices in the story.
September 1, 2016
The Sage Grouse Initiative is seeking a range and wildlife conservationist. This position, based in Marsing, Idaho, will be an employee of Pheasants Forever. Applications due September 16, 2016.
New Report: Maintaining Sagebrush-Covered Landscapes Keeps Water on the Land for Ranchers and Wildlife
August 4, 2016
by Justin Fritscher | Removing invading conifer trees improves the health of sagebrush ecosystems, providing better habitat for wildlife and better forage for livestock. And now, new science shows these efforts may also help improve late-season water availability, which is crucial for ecosystems in the arid West.