Tag: wildlife

pronghorn in alpine glow - BLM Cody Office Lisa MarksFun Fact Friday: A Natural Winter Windbreak In Sagebrush

January 9, 2017

by Nancy Patterson, BLM | What are wildlife to do out in the sagebrush ‘Big Empty’ to protect themselves from harsh winter weather conditions? Let sagebrush come to the rescue!

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#350Species – Autumn In The Sagebrush Ecosystem

October 31, 2016

by Nancy Patterson, BLM Rocky Mountain Region, via mypubliclands.tumblr.com | Greater sage-grouse, 350+ other species, and millions of people depend on the iconic sagebrush ecosystem for their survival. Learn what happens on the range each fall.

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wood river land trust sgi featured friendFeatured Friend: Wood River Land Trust

September 8, 2016

In Idaho’s sage grouse country, unique partnerships are protecting precious open spaces. The Wood River Land Trust is spearheading collaborative and creative projects that benefit birds as well as a host of sagebrush-dependent wildlife.

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sage grouse initiativeJob Announcement: SGI Range and Wildlife Conservationist

September 1, 2016

The Sage Grouse Initiative is seeking a range and wildlife conservationist. This position, based in Marsing, Idaho, will be an employee of Pheasants Forever. Applications due September 16, 2016.

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To the Helmicks, conservation and ranching are one in the same.Helmick Family Conserves Vital Habitat For Sage Grouse In Idaho

July 28, 2016

To this multi-generational family, conservation and ranching are one and the same. Learn how they’ve worked with SGI to increase carrying capacity and grass production for the benefit of both livestock and wildlife.

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Tony, a veteran of the Marines, loves animals.Rockin’ TD Ranch Champions Rangeland Conservation in Nevada

June 21, 2016

Tony and Diane Stobiecki partner with the Sage Grouse Initiative to improve habitat for wildlife and their ranch’s bottom line by putting in place projects that improve water delivery, riparian habitat, and rangeland forage.

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Partners in South Dakota work on range management practices that restore and conserve the sagebrush steppe.Partnership Positions Allow NRCS To Double The Amount of Conservation In The West

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.

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MosesCoulee with Kevin Guinn SGIKevin Guinn, USDA “Unsung Hero” Awardee, Tells How Range Conservation Makes A Difference

May 3, 2016

Kevin Guinn, has worked as an NRCS Range Management Specialist since 1980. Today, Kevin is receiving the USDA’s 2016 “Unsung Hero Award” in Washington D.C. for his excellent commitment to conservation. Learn how he works with ranchers to conserve sagebrush rangeland.

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Featured Friend: The Conservation Fund

February 23, 2016

The Conservation Fund partners with SGI and others on easements that permanently conserve crucial habitat, and that support longevity for both ranchers and birds.

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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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