Featured Friends

SGI Featured Friend | Pheasants Forever

June 9, 2015

Learn more about how SGI partner Pheasants Forever is using aerial surveys to find sage grouse that like to play “hide-and-seek” in Washington state.

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SGI Featured Friend | USFWS Partners for Fish & Wildlife Program

April 3, 2015

By working with the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program and the Sage Grouse Initiative, the Hellyers have reaped benefits for their livestock, as well as sage grouse, and the many wildlife species that depend on their rangelands.

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SGI Featured Friend: COR Enterprises

February 2, 2015

COR Enterprises produces fence markers for Sage Grouse Initiative’s rangeland improvement projects, reducing sage grouse mortality while providing paychecks and meaningful work for adults with disabilities.

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SGI Featured Friend: Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust

January 24, 2015

Sage Grouse Initiative dollars are infusing critical funds for the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust to help ranchers protect their lands from development and to preserve prime sage grouse habitat.

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SGI Featured Friend: Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust

January 8, 2015

Meet our January 2015 Featured Friend: Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust. To date, the Land Trust has worked with 57 families to complete 77 conservation easements totaling more than 204,000 acres of productive ranch land. Almost half of these acres are within sage grouse core areas.

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SGI Featured Friend: Bi-State Local Area Working Group

November 5, 2014

A forward-thinking group of people representing ranchers, agencies, conservation groups, private citizens, and universities came together in 2002 to form the Bi-State Local Area Working Group.

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SGI Featured Friend: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

October 24, 2014

Learn more about how the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation oversees a range and wildlife conservationist who assists landowners carrying out the Sage Grouse Initiative.

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SGI Featured Friend: Mule Deer Foundation

September 5, 2014

In Utah’s sage grouse habitats, partners like the Mule Deer Foundation are working together on new grazing systems that are designed to benefit ranching, sage grouse, and mule deer.

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SGI Featured Friend: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

August 24, 2014

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife hopes to restore and reconnect sage grouse habitat in eastern Washington by capturing and releasing sage grouse from Oregon and Nevada in the Swanson Lakes Wildlife Area.

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SGI Featured Friend: Montana Association of Conservation Districts

July 2, 2014

The Montana Association of Conservation Districts uses its connections and experience to run a collaborative mini-grants program that delivers on-the-ground habitat improvements for sage grouse that cross public and private borders.

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