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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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montana conservation grasslands birdsHow Do Conservation Easements Work?

April 20, 2017

In Montana, landowners have partnered with local land trusts to conserve 2 million acres. Expert Lisa McCauley from NRCS explains why easements work for ranchers and wildlife.

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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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Healthy mesic habitat benefits ranchers and wildlife in the west.Water Is Life: Introducing SGI’s Mesic Habitat Conservation Strategy

April 5, 2017

The NRCS-led Sage Grouse Initiative is proud to announce a new conservation strategy that empowers private ranchers and partners to protect and enhance the wet green places that sustain working lands and wildlife.

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heath hen - grouse conservationLessons from the Heath Hen

April 3, 2017

From the failed attempt to save heath hens from extinction, we learned the importance of early intervention…and laid the groundwork for cooperative conservation of other grouse species.

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How To Watch The Best Mating Dance In The West

March 29, 2017

Check out the ‘sage grouse strut’ this spring on a live-streaming Lek Cam, and read helpful tips for responsible wildlife viewing in the field.

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Photo of sage grouse in flight by Tatiana Gettelman.Sage Grouse Need Intact Landscapes For Long-Distance Movement

March 28, 2017

New science shows that keeping big landscapes healthy and connected is essential for maintaining bigger-than-expected sage grouse movements.

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