Success Stories

Meet Leah Mori: Helping Ranchers Weather Wildfire Storms in Nevada’s Sagebrush Sea

August 20, 2018

This story features Leah Mori, a soil conservation technician in Winnemucca, Nevada, who is combating the twin threats of wildfire and weeds.

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#ConservationRoadtrip | Taking No-Till To The Next Level

July 30, 2018

With help from NRCS, Montana rancher returns cropland to permanent grasses and forbs to provide forage for livestock and sage grouse.

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Combatting Cheatgrass On Private Ranch Lands In Wyoming Benefits Sage Grouse

July 1, 2018

Learn how Wyoming landowner DeWitt Morris is working with the NRCS-led Sage Grouse Initiative to create a model for other ranchers on how to thwart invasive cheatgrass on Mountain Springs Ranch.

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NEW Story Map Highlights Rural Communities & Positive Partnerships

June 28, 2018

Check out this new story map that highlights the people working together across sagebrush rangeland to protect the places that matter to them.

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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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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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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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BEEF Magazine | Thomas Brothers Make The Ground Better In Idaho

February 14, 2018

By Brianna Randall | Partnering with the USDA-led Sage Grouse Initiative helps young ranchers improve the land for both sage grouse and cattle.

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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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VIDEOS | Meet The Thomas Family, Sustainable Ranchers in Idaho

November 20, 2017

Watch short videos to hear how and why two young ranchers have put in place conservation practices that benefit the bird and their herds.

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