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May 10, 2017
Mesic areas comprise only 1-2% of the western landscape, but 80% of animals depend on them — including sage grouse and livestock. Learn why they’re important and how to conserve them.
April 20, 2017
In Montana, landowners have partnered with local land trusts to conserve 2 million acres. Expert Lisa McCauley from NRCS explains why easements work for ranchers and wildlife.
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.
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.
October 20, 2016
What does ‘field capacity’ mean when it comes to protecting and restoring sagebrush habitat? SGI’s newest core staff member, Michael Brown, explains the important role of people and partners in making a landscape-scale difference in the West.
September 28, 2016
Did you know that Gunnison sage-grouse have longer ponytails than greater sage-grouse? Learn more about the differences between the two species from expert Marcella Fremgen, a private lands range ecologist in Colorado.
August 11, 2016
The Sagebrush Project, part of the Sustainability in Prisons Project, expands the opportunities for 175 inmates in 11 prisons across 6 states by teaching them to grow sagebrush seedlings. In turn, these seedlings restore vital habitat for sage grouse and other wildlife on BLM lands across the West.
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.
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.
March 14, 2016
Learn for sagebrush expert Trisha Cracroft, NRCS Idaho State Biologist, about when sage grouse congregate to strut their stuff, and why healthy sagebrush is important for hens and their eggs!