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patrick donnelly presenting at SRM symposium 2017Now Available! Online Replay Of Scientific Presentations On Woodland Expansion

February 21, 2017

Watch free 20-minute presentations featuring the latest science on how removing invading conifers boosts water availability, forage production, and grouse survival.

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Over 7,000 sage grouse feathers were collected to study how sage grouse disperse across the landscape.Brave Sage Grouse Strike Out Solo Over Long Distances

February 9, 2017

New research shows that a few individual greater sage-grouse travel more widely travel than anyone suspected, which makes the overall population stronger.

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sage grouse on nestScience to Solutions: Conifer Removal Boosts Sage Grouse Success

January 26, 2017

New research shows that 86% of hens avoided nesting in sagebrush habitat invaded by conifers. Luckily, the studies also show that removing conifers in otherwise high-quality habitat is a boon to nesting sage grouse.

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New Research Finds That Sage Grouse Prefer Nesting In Conifer-Free Landscapes

November 10, 2016

Scientists tracked sage grouse nest success in southern Oregon, and found that hens avoided sites where conifer cover exceeded 3% within 800m of their nests.

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Researchers carefully attach a lightweight radio transmitter to this days-old sage grouse chick to monitor its survival. Photo by Kenton Rowe.Tag, you’re it! How do researchers track sage grouse chicks?

November 7, 2016

Meet expert Mark Szczypinski with Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks. He tells us all about how to track sage grouse hens and their chicks.

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New Research Provides Insights into Sage Grouse DNA

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.

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New Report: Fence Markers Work To Prevent Sage Grouse Collisions

August 30, 2016

A new report released by the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies — and funded by an NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant — is the first study aimed at evaluating the efficacy of using different fence markers to prevent birds from colliding with fences in sagebrush country.

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Just Say Yes! Learn About Conifer Removal From Oregon’s Craig “Fozz” Foster

May 31, 2016

Wildlife biologist Fozz Foster works on restoring and improving habitat in Oregon’s sagebrush sea. In this ‘Ask an Expert’ interview, he tells SGI about how he works collaboratively to address the problem of encroaching conifers — one of the main threats to sage grouse in the West.

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New Research Shows Grazing Plans Are Good for Grouse and for Bugs

August 17, 2015

Learn how Montana State University entomologist Hayes Goosey is studying “a mini-metropolis of arthropods” on five ranches in eastern Montana where the Sage Grouse Initiative works with landowners on grazing plans and conservation practices that are good for the grouse and good for livestock.

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