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 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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.