Magazine Stories

FAIR CHASE Magazine | The Value of Sagebrush Country

December 8, 2017

by Josh Millspaugh | This feature in the December 2017 issue of Fair Chase Magazine highlights how sage grouse conservation benefits hunters and a host of wildlife species.

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BUGLE Magazine | Sage Grouse + Elk = Peanut Butter & Jelly

October 19, 2017

Bugle Magazine, a publication of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, published this feature story on the value of conserving sagebrush country in its Nov/Dec 2017 issue.

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BEEF Magazine | Rest-Rotation Grazing Helps Sage Grouse Survival

October 16, 2017

Pastures that use Sage Grouse Initiative rest-rotation grazing programs produce plentiful bugs, which is a good deal for cattle and sage grouse alike.

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Photo of Gunnison sage-grouse by Lance BeeneyCOOL GREEN SCIENCE | The Stream Whisperer Restores Sage Grouse Habitat

August 23, 2017

by Brianna Randall | Bill Zeedyk teaches Westerners how to “think like water” to restore precious wet habitat in the sagebrush desert.

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cow or plow MT outdoorsMontana Outdoors Magazine | “Ranching the Best Hope for Grassland Songbirds”

March 18, 2016

by Catherine Wightman | Ranchers manage their land to sustain grass production, which benefits bovines and birds on Montana’s agricultural Hi-Line.

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progressive rancher sgi map spreadThe Progressive Rancher | Science and Tech Bolster USDA, Partners’ Conservation Work in Western States

March 3, 2016

by Heather Emmons | The Progressive Rancher published the following story about the Sage Grouse Initiative’s new interactive web application in its March 2016 issue. Read on to learn how science is bolstering wildlife conservation in the West.

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Bugle Photo for elk and sage grouse storyThe Future For Sage Grouse, Elk, & the 40 Million Acres of Sagebrush They Share | Bugle Magazine

December 16, 2015

By Nicky Ouellet | This article appeared in the Jan/Feb 2016 issue of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s “Bugle” magazine, and explores how conservation efforts can benefit big game and upland birds on their shared range.

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saving sage grouse - Brianna Randall - OBSaving Sage Grouse | Conserving Montana’s Largest Game Bird

October 5, 2015

By Brianna Randall. Stamping my feet on the frozen ground, I waited impatiently for an elusive football-sized bird to appear in the murky pre-dawn light. A spotting scope stood at the ready, my tool to count sage grouse during their annual quirky courtship dance.

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Building Bridges | Ranchers Are Stewards of the Land

September 20, 2015

In recent years, a new appreciation is taking hold in the West about the role and benefits of sustainable ranching. The article below captures the essence of why we believe that sage grouse conservation is best achieved through working cooperatively on private lands

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High Country News Sage Grouse Story | The Endangered Species Act’s Biggest Experiment

August 24, 2015

High Country News senior editor Jodi Peterson does an excellent job of introducing readers to the conservation history of sage grouse, and the landscape-scale collaborative efforts underway to save this unique bird and its dwindling habitat.

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