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montana conservation grasslands birdsNew Easements in Montana Protect the Longest Known Sage Grouse Migration Corridor

June 30, 2016

The Nature Conservancy has secured conservation easements that preserve both the West’s ranching heritage and sage-grass habitat on 25,000 acres of the Carroll Ranch. The newest 16,000-acre easement was funded in part by the Sage Grouse Initiative.

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Breaking News | USDA Announces $40 Million to Help Ranchers Restore Sage Grouse Habitat

December 10, 2015

Today, Secretary Vilsack announced that the USDA will invest $40 million in 2016 to help ranchers and other partners restore and protect sagebrush habitat for sage grouse on privately-owned land. Learn more about this exciting Working Lands for Wildlife partnership here!

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Field Staff Continue to Make a Big Difference for Wildlife and People

November 3, 2015

Read the latest report that tells the conservation story of the Sage Grouse Initiative’s Strategic Watershed Action Team, and the impressive numbers behind their hard work in the field.

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larry enjoying fence free view in washington to benefit sage grouseSafer Flights for Sage Grouse Over Washington State, Thanks To Dedicated Field Staff

October 2, 2015

Michael Brown, a Sage Grouse Initiative range and wildlife conservationist in Washington, forged a new connection with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Partners Program to make sure a willing landowner could accomplish as much as possible to improve conditions for the eastern Washington’s sage grouse.

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Stories From the Range: New Report Highlights Ranchers Restoring Habitat for Sage Grouse

June 8, 2015

We are pleased to announce the arrival of the Sand County Foundation’s publication “Stories From The Range,” which features six different ranchers’ sage grouse conservation successes, including SGI projects.

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John Deere’s “The Furrow” Magazine Features SGI Ranchers in Montana

April 6, 2015

This story on voluntary range improvements by Montana ranchers Patrick and Christy Lohof appears in the new Spring edition of John Deere’s The Furrow magazine. Read on to see excerpts from “To lek with grazing” by Martha Mintz.

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SGI Featured Friend | USFWS Partners for Fish & Wildlife Program

April 3, 2015

By working with the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program and the Sage Grouse Initiative, the Hellyers have reaped benefits for their livestock, as well as sage grouse, and the many wildlife species that depend on their rangelands.

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Colorado partnership a win-win for livestock and sage grouse

February 3, 2015

Cooperative projects like this water delivery design with Jay Yust help both ranchers and wildlife thrive on the Colorado range.

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SGI Featured Friend: Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust

January 8, 2015

Meet our January 2015 Featured Friend: Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust. To date, the Land Trust has worked with 57 families to complete 77 conservation easements totaling more than 204,000 acres of productive ranch land. Almost half of these acres are within sage grouse core areas.

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SGI Featured Friend: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

August 24, 2014

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife hopes to restore and reconnect sage grouse habitat in eastern Washington by capturing and releasing sage grouse from Oregon and Nevada in the Swanson Lakes Wildlife Area.

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