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November 23, 2021

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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Conserving Prime Hay Ground As Well As Colorado’s Famous Elk and Deer

August 23, 2021

The Etchart Family worked with the NRCS, TNC, and the CO Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust to place much of the ranch in a conservation easement protecting this prime working land from development and preserving habitat for elk, deer, and sage grouse.

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Ask an Expert | The Green Glacier: What is Conifer Encroachment and Why is it Bad?

June 22, 2021

Learn about the “Green Glacier,” the slow-moving expansion of conifer trees across western rangelands, in this Ask an Expert with NRCS’s Jeremy Maestas.

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Sage Grouse Populations Grow Faster After Tree Removal

June 10, 2021

New study shows that sage grouse population growth rates are 12% higher following long-term conifer removal.

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