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BLM Land Soda Fire Restoration stop -BLM’s public land work with ranchers, agency, and non-government partners pays dividends in successful cross boundary restorationLessons & Photos from SGI’s 8th Annual Workshop: Combating Wildfire & Weeds

June 18, 2018

The 2018 SGI field tour and presentations focused on cooperative, science-based conservation that’s working to thwart fire and invasives in sagebrush country.

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fire engulfs sagebrush near Roosevelt WA - AP Photo/Don Ryan, FileNEW REPORT: Recommendations For Reducing The Spread Of Weeds & Wildfire

June 13, 2018

New report pinpoints gaps in combatting invasive grasses and wildfires across vast sagebrush rangelands in the western U.S. 

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Robin Laakso (right) and Oleg Katsitadze (left) are conservation-minded individuals at the Cornelia B. Ranch in Crook County, Oregon.#FridaysOnTheFarm: Restoring Sagebrush Country With ‘Modern Wildfire’

June 8, 2018

Through the Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI), private landowners across Eastern Oregon are volunteering to perform proactive conservation treatments on their rangeland to promote healthy habitat for sage grouse and other wildlife.

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Volunteers participated in a hands-on training day to learn how to install simple rock structures that improve natural water storage and restore wet habitat. Photo: Brianna RandallStarter Guide For Healing Degraded Meadows With Hand-Built Structures In Sagebrush Country

June 4, 2018

New NRCS Technical Note provides a case study from Colorado’s Gunnison Basin to help partners replicate cost-effective watershed restoration techniques.

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Wildfire and Weeds: 5 Things Ranchers Should Know

May 29, 2018

Here is what you should know about invasive weeds–which lead to wildfires out West–and how to combat them.

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Sage grouse conservation measures benefit "umbrella" benefits for other sagebrush-dependent species, scientists say. (Scott Copeland photo)NEW SCIENCE: Visualizing Sage Grouse Habitat As “Hubs & Spokes”

May 17, 2018

New research helps prioritize sage grouse conservation by ranking the importance of leks to the species’ overall genetic connectivity across the range, likening certain areas to airline “hubs”.

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In Idaho, agencies and landowners work together to restore sagebrush range. Photo: L. Ridenhour, BLM FlickrIdaho Models “3 C’s”: Collaboration, Cooperation, Conservation

May 8, 2018

In Idaho, agencies and landowners are working together across boundaries to restore sagebrush country.

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WEBINAR – Ecologically-Based Invasive Plant Management For Reducing Cheatgrass: Lessons Learned From Demonstration Projects

May 2, 2018

When: Wednesday May 9, 2018  |  12:30 PM – 1:30 PM MST

Hosts: Great Basin Fire Science Exchange, Sage Grouse Initiative,USDA-NRCS, BLM, USDA-ARS, and USFS

Click here to register!