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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

Sagebrush landscape including a green riparian ribbon in Montana. Credit: iStockNFWF Announces New Sagebrush Landscapes Funding Opportunity

The new Sagebrush Landscape Program will support collaborative conservation efforts as well as wet meadow habitat restoration projects in the Western U.S.

How Do We Find (And Protect) Precious Wet Places In The West?

Mesic areas comprise only 1-2% of the western landscape, but 80% of animals depend on them — including sage grouse and livestock. Learn why they’re important and how to conserve them.

“Ranching Gone Right,” Thanks To Partners Like The Nature Conservancy

As a valued partner in the Sage Grouse Initiative, The Nature Conservancy works with landowners across the range on innovative grazing systems, conservation easements, and scientific research that helps to achieve lasting conservation outcomes. Read these excerpts from TNC’s blog and website.

To read more News stories >