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fire engulfs sagebrush near Roosevelt WA - AP Photo/Don Ryan, FileCutting to the Chase: Long-Term Success of Conifer Removal Depends on Both Cutting and Burning

September 10, 2019

Ask an Expert | How to use cutting and burning to most effectively restore sagebrush ecosystems experiencing conifer encroachment.

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Sage Grouse Populations Grow When Conifers are Removed

May 14, 2019

Ask an Expert – Andrew Olsen explains his research that shows sage grouse populations rise 12% following sustained and targeted conifer removal.

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Conversation with Rangeland Management Specialist of the Year, Rebecca Knapp

April 24, 2019

In February, the Society for Rangeland Management awarded Rebecca Knapp its highest honor, Rangeland Management Specialist of the Year. We sat down with Knapp to discuss her approach to conservation and how SGI has helped her efforts.

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Patterns in Rangeland Productivity and Land Ownership and What They Mean for Conservation

March 6, 2019

Ask an Expert: Dr. Brady Allred, Associate Professor of Rangeland Ecology, University of Montana | Patterns in Rangeland Productivity and Land Ownership and What They Mean for Conservation

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Mule Deer Sagebrush by Susan MorseHow Do Mule Deer Use Sagebrush?

February 5, 2019

Miles Moretti of the Mule Deer Foundation tells us how mule deer use sagebrush country and why MDF is partnering to conserve western rangelands.

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How Can Emerging Technology Help Conserve Rangeland?

December 5, 2018

Research scientist Dr. Matthew Jones explains how cloud computing and machine learning are changing the way we visualize and manage plants.

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What Is Low-Tech Stream Restoration?

August 27, 2018

River expert Joe Wheaton explains how simple, cost-effective, hand-built structures are helping repair streams across the West.

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Wildfires are now more frequent and more intense in sagebrush country, largely due to the invasion of non-native annual grasses. Photo: Winnemucca BLMWhat Causes Wildfires In The West?

April 23, 2018

Wildfires are now more frequent and more intense in sagebrush country. Learn why (and how to reduce fire risk) from BLM fire planner Darcy McDaniel.

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Why Is Cheatgrass Bad?

January 30, 2018

Mike Pellant with the Bureau of Land Management explains how cheatgrass and wildfire create a vicious cycle that harms wildlife and our way of life in the West … and gives solutions that are helping to reduce these threats.

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Wildlife photographer, Noppadol Paothong, photographs Lesser Prairie Chicken on the lek located at Selman Ranch near Buffalo, OK.What’s It Like To Photograph Sage Grouse?

October 23, 2017

Wildlife photographer, Noppadol Paothong, spent 5 years on his newly released book, Sage Grouse: Icon of the West. Learn how and why he created this beautiful book featuring our favorite upland bird.

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