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Montana Outdoors Magazine Article | The Herd and the Bird

March 20, 2020

Magazine Article | This article originally appeared in the March-April 2020 issue of Montana Outdoors, the magazine of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. It is reposted here with permission.

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SGI’s “Ranching First” Approach Proves Key to Protecting Ranch in Washington

March 10, 2020

The Keane Ranch is now protected from development in perpetuity thanks to a conservation easement supported, in part, by the USDA-NRCS Sage Grouse Initiative. Photo courtesy of CDLT. The early morning sunlight dances across the hill tops, slowly lighting up the canyon walls just outside Wenatchee, Washington. On the surface nothing is different about this […]

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Ask an Expert | When it comes to sage grouse habitat: Don’t sweat the small stuff

February 27, 2020

Ask a Expert | When it Comes to Sage Grouse Habitat, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff: A Conversation with Joe Smith, Working Lands for Wildlife scientist

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32nd Annual Sage and Columbia Sharp-tailed Grouse Workshop – Bend, OR June 22-25, 2020

February 26, 2020

The 32nd Annual Sage and Columbia Sharp-tailed Grouse Workshop will be held in Bend, Oregon from June 22-25.

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Ask an Expert | How Does Grazing Affect Native Pollinators

February 20, 2020

Join Gabrielle Blanchette for a deep dive into the role native pollinators play in rangelands and how grazing can impact these critical components of a healthy ecosystem.

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PF magazine photoPHEASANTS FOREVER Magazine | Of Partners, Promises and Prairie Treasures

February 13, 2020

Magazine Story | Pheasants Forever’s Spring 2020 Journal of Upland Conservation features how the nonprofit works with SGI and other partners to benefit a variety of grouse species including sage grouse and lesser prairie-chickens. Read the magazine stories now. Reposted with permission.

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New findings show that it’s more accurate to measure grass height for all nests – failed or hatched – at the predicted hatch date. Photo: Joe SmithAsk an Expert | The Science Behind Private Lands Conservation: A Conversation with Dr. David Naugle, Working Lands for Wildlife Science Advisor

January 21, 2020

Learn more about WLFW’s approach to science, how the coproduction of science benefits private-lands conservation and what’s next for the Western WLFW science team.

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Nature’s Engineers: How Beavers Boost Streamflows and Restore Habitat

January 13, 2020

Almost like magic…How beavers boost streamflows and restore habitat with a little help from humans.

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