Public Land Partnership

BEEF Magazine | Thomas Brothers Make The Ground Better In Idaho’s Owyhee Mountains

November 20, 2017

by Brianna Randall via BEEF Magazine | By partnering with the USDA-led Sage Grouse Initiative, young ranchers improve the land for both sage grouse and cattle.

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New Science: When Trees Are Cut, Grasses & Shrubs Return

November 14, 2017

Research shows that conifers decrease the native sagebrush grasses and shrubs that wildlife and livestock rely on, and confirms that forage comes back when trees are removed.

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Pictured holding his iconic walking stick, Zeedyk is a riparian restoration expert here to teach Montana managers his unique methods for repairing meadows like this one in sagebrush country.Working With Water: Restoring Wet Meadows in the Sage

November 9, 2017

By Sarah Keller for IWJV | In Montana, land managers and conservationists learned how to restore wet meadows for people and wildlife.

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Introducing ‘Sagebrush Connections’, A Magazine About Proactive Conservation Partnerships

October 3, 2017

by Thad Heater | The inaugural issue of our new partnership magazine focuses on conserving water resources in sagebrush country.

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Local Partners Mimic Beavers To Restore Streams In Wyoming

September 22, 2017

SGI field conservationist Mandi Hirsch shares emerging “beaver dam analogue” technology with local partners, which is paying dividends for working lands and wildlife near Lander.

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Digital Storefront Tells Stories of Public Land Sagebrush Partnerships

September 13, 2017

A new website, PartnersInTheSage.com, tells stories of how collaborative public-private sagebrush conservation benefits people, wildlife, and communities in the West.

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Inmates Are Growing Sagebrush in Western Prisons for Wildlife Conservation

September 8, 2017

By Ben Long in Outdoor Life | People incarcerated in state prisons in the West are working to help secure the future of the native big game and game birds of the American West.

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Photo courtesy Nick Myatt, Oregon Department of Fish and WildlifeNew Science: Sage Grouse Population Increases When Western Juniper Pushed Back

April 27, 2017

A new study funded in part by the NRCS-led Sage Grouse Initiative found that survival rates of both female sage grouse and their nests increased where encroaching juniper trees were removed.

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elk habitatWildhorse Ranch Project: A Win-Win Partnership To Protect Sagebrush Range

April 21, 2017

Innovative conservation easement with ranchers, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Nevada Dept. of Wildlife, and NRCS preserves agricultural working lands, wildlife habitat, and public land access for future generations.

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New USFWS Collaboration Expands Science Tools To Sage-Steppe

April 10, 2017

Thanks to partners like the USFWS, the outlook is brighter for maintaining intact, healthy sagebrush habitat for 350+ species and the hundreds of communities that depend on it.

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