30 Videos Now Available on Science & Management in Sagebrush Country

Brady Allred explains how the Google Earth Engine-powered SGI Interactive Web App helps target on-the-ground conservation practices.February 15, 2018

Brady Allred, Sage Grouse Initiative scientists, explains how the SGI Interactive Web App (powered by Google Earth Engine) helps target on-the-ground conservation practices.

View free, on-demand replays on YouTube of educational presentations about the science and management of sagebrush rangelands!

Two special symposia hosted at this year’s annual meeting of the Society for Range Management in Sparks, Nevada, featured 30 presentations by researchers and land managers sharing cutting-edge science and management in sagebrush country. In addition to packed in-person audiences, the sessions were also live-broadcast online, reaching hundreds of viewers all across the country.

Even better, each of the 20-minute-long presentations were recorded. If you missed the live symposia, or simply want to refresh your memory on a particular topic, you can now watch on-demand replays on YouTube. The public can access these presentations for free at any time!

Restoring and Managing the “Emerald Islands” of the Sagebrush Sea: New Science, Sticks and Stones, and the Eager Beaver:

A Strategic, Multi-scale Approach for Managing Threats to Sagebrush Ecosystems Based on Resilience and Resistance Concepts:


The symposia sessions averaged 80-100 viewers in the room and 500-900 people online. The many viewers tuned in to hear expert presenters communicate their research and land management experiences in sagebrush country.

Conservation leaders shared first-hand knowledge of cutting-edge science and its management applications on rangelands across 11 western states. The recorded presentations are wonderful resources about what works and what doesn’t for conserving the unique and imperiled sagebrush ecosystem.

The broadcast and recordings were made possible by a collaboration between the Society for Range Management, Bureau of Land Management, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service-Sage Grouse Initiative, Intermountain West Joint Venture, and Utah State University.

See all available 20-minute presentations from each session here:

Jon Griggs of Maggie Creek Ranch presents on the long-term benefits of restoring wet habitat for livestock and wildlife.

Jon Griggs of Maggie Creek Ranch presents on the long-term benefits of restoring wet habitat for livestock and wildlife.

A packed audience watches presentations at the 2018 Society for Range Management's special symposia on sagebrush ecosystems.

A packed audience watches presentations at the 2018 Society for Range Management’s special symposia on sagebrush ecosystems.

Carol Evans, retired employee with the BLM, shows how managing livestock grazing improves riparian areas

Carol Evans, retired employee with the BLM, shows how managing livestock grazing improves riparian areas.

The Sage Grouse Initiative is a partnership-based, science-driven effort that uses voluntary incentives to proactively conserve America’s western rangelands, wildlife, and rural way of life. This initiative is part of Working Lands For Wildlife, which is led by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.