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Beaver ponds provide a refuge for fish and wildlife in a burned landscape near Hailey, Idaho. Photo: Joe WheatonBeaver Breaks: How Beavers (and low-tech riparian restoration) Help Reduce Impacts From Fire

November 29, 2021

Beaver ponds produce great wet habitat which then provides a refuge for fish and wildlife in a burned landscape near Hailey, Idaho. Photo: Joe Wheaton Beavers once lived in nearly every watershed in the U.S. Their constant engineering created vast wetlands that provided critically important habitat for a diverse array of wildlife and plant species. […]

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Ask an Expert: The Ascent and Spread of Annual Invasive Grasses in the Great Basin

Ask an Expert: Join Joe Smith as he discusses his new research highlighting how annual invasive grasses are spreading in the Great Basin and what this means for conservation.

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Cheatgrass is an annual invasive plant that crowds out native plants in sagebrush range.Publication Alert: Annual Invasive Grasses Spreading Through Great Basin to Higher Elevations and Northern Aspects

November 23, 2021

Working Lands for Wildlife research is showing that annual invasive grasses are moving up in elevation and to more northern aspects throughout the Great Basin. >>READ THE STUDY<<   Sweeping sagebrush and salt desert shrublands typify the Great Basin – a 200,000-square-mile landscape that encompasses much of Nevada and parts of Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Wyoming, […]

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Warners

For eight years, SGI and partners have conducted a long-term conifer removal project in the Warner Mountains in SE Oregon. In addition to removing encroaching trees, university researchers studied how the removal affected sage grouse.

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Cutting conifer_ JeremyRobertsPublication: Habitat Preferred by Sage Grouse Increases Six-Fold Following Tree Removal

October 20, 2021

A long-term study from Oregon shows strategic tree removal boots sage grouse use of habitat as compared to areas where no trees were removed.

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Cover image of A Decade of Science ReportA Decade of Science Support in the Sagebrush Biome

September 30, 2021

A new report summarizes – in one place – more than a decade of WLFW science support that NRCS staff and partners can incorporate into their future work.

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wide open sagebrush with mesic habitatThe Science Behind WLFW’s Riparian and Wet Meadow Restoration

August 26, 2021

Working Lands for Wildlife researchers and scientists have spent years researching how sage grouse use the West’s mesic habitats, how best to restore those habitats, and ensuring the practices we promote truly benefit the bird and the herd.

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Thinking Like Water: Working Lands for Wildlife Leads Low-Tech Mesic Restoration Efforts in Sagebrush Country

Since 2016, Working Lands for Wildlife has been trained nearly 2,000 people on low-tech mesic restoration techniques, empowering practitioners to implement riparian and wet meadow restoration projects across the West.

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