Field & Stream Video of Ken Miracle, Sage Grouse “Hero of Conservation”

August 23, 2014

For your day’s inspiration, take a few minutes to watch this short video of longtime sage grouse volunteer Ken Miracle of Boise, Idaho, who goes to Washington D.C. this September as one of the six finalists of the national Heroes of Conservation awards presented by Field & Stream.

Ken generously donates photographs to the Sage Grouse Initiative, as well as many partners. He takes people out to view sage grouse on the leks on cold wintry early spring mornings. He marks fences, sprays weeds, restores wet meadows, goes to sage grouse working group meetings, and he’s always cheerful and energetic.


Ken Miracle -hard at work and always smiling. (Photo: Art Talsma)

Through Ken’s lens and his on-the-ground work, he helps tell the world the story of how to conserve sage grouse and hundreds of other species that share the vast range– working hand-in-hand with ranchers, agencies, and nonprofits to get the work done on the ground that makes the difference. If you want to see cooperation and hard work in action –watch this video.

Here are just a few of Ken’s photographs we have appreciated using on our website, on Facebook, Twitter, and in publications:sandhillcrane-kenmiracle402 pronghorn_miracle402 elkherdinsage-miracle-402 lbcurlew-miracle-402 photographingwildflowers-miracle-402 sandhillcranes-miracle-402 Rancher-FlatRanch-Miracle402 Rancher on horse-Miracle-402

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The Sage Grouse Initiative is a partnership-based, science-driven effort that uses voluntary incentives to proactively conserve America’s western rangelands, wildlife, and rural way of life. This initiative is part of Working Lands For Wildlife, which is led by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.