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Background Materials

Download Sage Grouse Initiative 2.0 – Investment Strategy FY 2015-2018 to learn what’s in store for proactive rangeland conservation.

To see the latest results, read SGI’s Success on the Range Report (July 2015).

For more background on the places and people involved in our conservation projects, watch these SGI YouTube videos.

See the results from 2010-2015 in this Working Lands For Wildlife: Greater Sage Grouse Scorecard.

For a brief overview of our goals and projects, read the Sage Grouse Initiative Brochure.

Download photos  from the SGI Photo Gallery.

View our Rancher Success Stories.

 

Featured News Stories:

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New York Times (February 2015) – “Sage Grouse Spending to top $750 Million by 2018” by the Associated Press

Working Ranch Magazine (June 2014) – “Special Report: The Sage Grouse Initiative” by SGI Communications Director Deborah Richie

NPR Morning Edition (July 2013) – “In Montana Wilds, An Unlikely Alliance to Save the Sage Grouse” by Christopher Joyce

Bugle Magazine (October 2012) – “Destinies Intertwined: Saving Sage Grouse and Helping Elk Too” by Hannah J. Ryan

The Nature Conservancy (January 2012) – “On the Life List” by Jim Robbins

New York Times (February 2011) “Safeguarding Sage Grouse and Their Elaborate Courtship Dance” by Jim Robbins

Recent News Stories

Sage Grouse Populations Grow Faster After Tree Removal

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

Washington Ranch Preserves Sagebrush Rangeland in Perpetuity

New conservation easement in Washington state preserves more than 2,000 acres of native sagebrush range in critical sage grouse habitat, adding to a 6,800-acre easement the neighboring ranch placed under a conservation easement in 2019.

The Value of Keeping it in Grass

The Burke Family’s long partnership with NRCS has led to better forage for livestock and wildlife and, in 2017, their ranch was protected in perpetuity through a NRCS-supported conservation easement.

To read more News stories >