Tag: sage grouse

How To Watch The Best Mating Dance In The West

March 29, 2017

Check out the ‘sage grouse strut’ this spring on a live-streaming Lek Cam, and read helpful tips for responsible wildlife viewing in the field.

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Marking fences to make the top strands visible prevents deadly sage grouse collisions (photo Jeremy Roberts, Conservation Media).Operation Sage-Grouse: NWF Connects Youth and Conservation

March 13, 2017

Check out this video from the National Wildlife Federation on win-win partnerships that are making the skies safer for sage grouse through fence marking.

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mammalpronghornSDKgroupsunset3Chords For Conservation: Music Inspired By The Sagebrush Sea

March 6, 2017

Listen to this just-released song by the River Whyless — featuring a new instrument created in honor of the sage grouse — which was inspired by the band’s experiences in the sagebrush on Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge.

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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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Rancher K.D. Leander Leaves A Conservation Legacy in Eastern Washington

February 14, 2017

This late rancher’s early adoption of range conservation practices encouraged his neighbors to also enroll in Sage Grouse Initiative programs. Learn how.

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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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Chad Harter Winter Sage Grouse 640What Do Sage Grouse Do All Winter?

February 1, 2017

Sage grouse are tough birds, surviving through cold winters in western North America. Learn how they thrive, even during the harshest months.

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sage grouse on nestConifer 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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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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Carol Dunten is the chairman of the Harney County SWCD. She and her husband Alfred are 5th generation conservationists, and proud advocates of voluntary programs like the Sage Grouse Initiative.Featured Friend: Harney County Soil and Water Conservation District

January 3, 2017

In Oregon’s largest county — where cattle outnumber people 14 to 1 — the local soil and water conservation district has a recipe for collaborative conservation that’s improving the odds for both sage grouse and ranchers.

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