Tag: proactive conservation

woodland-expansion-collageRangeland Science Journal Publishes Special Issue On Reducing Woodland Expansion

January 10, 2017

The latest research — published in this month’s special issue of SRM’s Rangeland Ecology & Management science journal — shows the benefits of removing conifers for grouse, wildlife, and people living in sagebrush and prairie ecosystems.

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Assessing Impacts of Fire on Runoff and Erosion

November 18, 2015

Frederick B. Pierson, C. Jason Williams and Peter R. Robichaud | This fact sheet provides an overview of the hydrologic impacts of fire, as well as the effectiveness of different types of treatments that reduce runoff and erosion post-fire.

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Management of Aspen in a Changing Environment

October 14, 2015

By: Douglas J. Shinneman, Anne S. Halford, Cheri Howell, Kevin D. Krasnow, and Eva K. Strand | This fact sheet provides information to help identify different aspen types, assess the condition of stands, and prioritize restoration.

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New England Cottontail | Another Success Story for Proactive Voluntary Conservation

September 11, 2015

Landowners on the East Coast brought about a major success today with their voluntary conservation efforts for the New England cottontail. Partners announced that foresters and farmers have helped prevent the need to list the New England cottontail under the Endangered Species Act.

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Pokorney family on Wyoming RanchPokorny Family Benefits Birds and Range on Wyoming Ranch

May 18, 2015

Sage grouse like the habitat around the Pokorny Ranch, and the Pokornys like the conservation improvements SGI helped them make on their Wyoming ranch. “They were the first landowners I had to enroll in the program,” says Kevin Edinger with the Wyoming NRCS. “These folks are really progressive operators. They’re as good as it gets.”

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Unprecedented Conservation Partnership Keeps Bi-State Sage Grouse Off Endangered Species List

April 21, 2015

On the California-Nevada state line, a geographically distinct population of sage grouse once faced a precarious future. Today, that’s changed. The decision by the USFWS that the Bi-State sage grouse no longer needs protection under the Endangered Species Act proves that diverse partners committed to a shared vision works to achieve wildlife conservation.

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lara fondow sgi range ecologistIdaho: SGI Range & Wildlife Conservationist Lara Fondow Enjoys Working With Birds & People

March 9, 2015

Lara Fondow enjoys working with birds and people. That’s why she currently works as a Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI) Range and Wildlife Conservationist in Rexburg.

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FSA Administrator Val Dolcini speaks at the 2015 National Peasant Fest and Quail Classic in Iowa.Pheasants Forever and USDA Renew Commitment to Conserve Habitat for Upland Birds

March 5, 2015

SGI partner Pheasants Forever signed on with the USDA to continue important proactive conservation efforts with private landowners, including tools that restore and protect the sagebrush sea.

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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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