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Realizing “The True Potential” For Working Lands And Wildlife In Sagebrush Country

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.

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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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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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Tracking Success – 2016 Report | Maintaining Momentum To Conserve Sagebrush Country

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.

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people sagebrush ranchersLatest Report Shows Promising Progress To Protect The Sagebrush Sea

August 9, 2016

This latest report chronicles the results from April through June across 11 western states, including collaborative efforts to conserve over 2.8 million acres of habitat for sage grouse by: 1) improving rangeland, 2) reducing bird moralities from fence collisions, and 3) removing encroaching conifers.

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BREAKING NEWS: BLM Signs Agreement To Expand Collaborative Sagebrush Conservation Model

July 25, 2016

A new partnership between the Bureau of Land Management and the Intermountain West Joint Venture will build on the successful model pioneered by the NRCS-led Sage Grouse Initiative on private ranchlands, and promote win-win solutions for people and wildlife across the sagebrush sea.

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A Poetic Tribute To “Wild Things” And The Private Landowners Who Protect Them

June 27, 2016

“Livestock and grouse can be on the same page, and persist side by side in a vast sea of sage … ” Read this poem by Ritch Nelson that honors landowners’ conservation ethic and highlights their many successes in conserving our nation’s wildlife.

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South Dakota sage grouseFeatured Friend: South Dakota Sage Grouse Local Working Group

June 14, 2016

On the easternmost edge of greater sage-grouse range, local ranchers, scientists, and government groups play a vital role in identifying the most pressing threats to sage grouse, and work together to address those threats. Read their story here.

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Partners in South Dakota work on range management practices that restore and conserve the sagebrush steppe.Partnership Positions Allow NRCS To Double The Amount of Conservation In The West

May 10, 2016

Thanks to hundreds of partners who help us achieve wildlife conservation through sustainable ranching, the Sage Grouse Initiative, has proven to be a model for cooperative, science-based, landscape-scale habitat conservation. Read the latest results from our team and highlights from our January-March 2016 Quarterly Report.

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SGi is good for the bird and good for the herdGrowing Spirit of Collaboration, Partnership & Innovation is “The West at its Best”

March 15, 2016

By Jason Weller and Larry Selzer | This opinion article by USDA-NRCS Chief Weller and The Conservation Fund President and CEO, Larry Selzer describes how the Sage Grouse Initiative brings together groups to find common ground for an uncommon bird.

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