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Sage grouse conservation measures benefit "umbrella" benefits for other sagebrush-dependent species, scientists say. (Scott Copeland photo)NEW SCIENCE: Visualizing Sage Grouse Habitat As “Hubs & Spokes”

May 17, 2018

New research helps prioritize sage grouse conservation by ranking the importance of leks to the species’ overall genetic connectivity across the range, likening certain areas to airline “hubs”.

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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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WEBINAR – Ecologically-Based Invasive Plant Management For Reducing Cheatgrass: Lessons Learned From Demonstration Projects

May 2, 2018

When: Wednesday May 9, 2018  |  12:30 PM – 1:30 PM MST

Hosts: Great Basin Fire Science Exchange, Sage Grouse Initiative,USDA-NRCS, BLM, USDA-ARS, and USFS

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Wildfires are now more frequent and more intense in sagebrush country, largely due to the invasion of non-native annual grasses. Photo: Winnemucca BLMWhat Causes Wildfires In The West?

April 23, 2018

Wildfires are now more frequent and more intense in sagebrush country. Learn why (and how to reduce fire risk) from BLM fire planner Darcy McDaniel.

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WEBINAR – Capitalizing On Strategic Opportunities To Reduce Cheatgrass: Examples From The Field

April 18, 2018

When: Wednesday April 25, 2018  |  12:30 PM – 1:30 PM MST

Hosts: Great Basin Fire Science Exchange, Sage Grouse Initiative,USDA-NRCS, BLM, USDA-ARS, and USFS

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CONFERENCE – Sage and Columbian Sharp-Tailed Grouse Workshop

April 10, 2018

When: June 18 – 21, 2018

Where: Billings, Montana

Host: Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

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Over 100 sage grouse congregate on a lek in Colorado to mate. Photo: Julio MuleroWatch Sage Grouse Mating Dance Live On This Lek Cam

April 4, 2018

Live-stream feisty dance moves from our favorite bird every morning through mid May via this wildlife camera!

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WEBINAR – Grazing To Maintain Perennial Bunchgrasses And Reduce Exotic Annuals

April 2, 2018

When: Wednesday April 11, 2018  |  12:30 PM – 1:30 PM MST

Hosts: Great Basin Fire Science Exchange, Sage Grouse Initiative,USDA-NRCS, BLM, USDA-ARS, and USFS

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