Conifer Removal Studies

Sagebrush Songbirds Benefit from Sage Grouse Habitat Restoration

September 9, 2015

New research released as part of the Sage Grouse Initiative’s Science to Solutions series shows that restoring sagebrush ecosystems not only benefits ranching and sage grouse but other wildlife, too, including key songbirds.

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Encroaching conifers decrease forage for livestock and reduce habitat for sage grouse.Conifer Removal in the Sagebrush Steppe

July 8, 2015

This transition from shrub steppe to woodland has broad, concerning impacts on ecosystem function and services. This fact sheet explains the “why when, where, and how” of conifer expansion in sagebrush ecosystems, and lists potential management strategies.

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Conifer Removal Restores Sage Grouse Habitat

April 23, 2014

Hundreds of thousands of acres of intact sagebrush lands–and the grouse that depend upon them–are threatened by invading conifers. SGI helps remove the threat to prevent further loss.

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