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Success Stories

Our success stories offer snapshots of proactive, science-based conservation efforts that are benefiting working lands and wildlife across the American West.

GWW and GSG side-by-sideBirds of a Feather on Working Lands

August 20, 2019

Read about how Working Lands for Wildlife is benefiting the golden-winged warbler and the greater sage grouse, two bird species that have more in common than expected.

Western Working Lands for Wildlife 2019 Workshop – Rangeland Resiliency

June 25, 2019

Read about the workshop and conference in Twin Falls, Idaho and follow along with the second-day field tour across Idaho and Utah.

Sustainable Ranching in Utah: A Boon For Wildlife And Livestock

June 12, 2019

Sustainable Ranching in Utah: A Boon for Wildlife and Livestock | Read how Stephen and Kris Ellis keep their family tradition alive and strong on the Circle Bar Ranch.

Our Amazing Grasslands Video – The Conner Ranch

March 19, 2019

New video highlights the Conner Ranch in Belle Fourche, South Dakota where Dan and Cindi Conner have worked with SGI and other partners to improve their ranch for sage grouse and livestock.

1,800 Ranchers and Counting!

December 18, 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, the Sage Grouse Initiative caught up with Tim Griffiths, NRCS’s Western Working Lands for Wildlife Coordinator, for a glance back and a peek ahead.

cows and sage grouse hens sharing wet meadow ken miracleOregon Ranchers Sustain “Heart Of The Desert”

November 12, 2018

Maintaining an “emerald island” in the middle of the desert is no small task. Here’s how the Fitzgeralds do it on their Oregon ranch.

#FridaysOnTheFarm | For Future Generations of Ranchers and Sage Grouse

November 2, 2018

Meet David Sceirine, a rancher protecting key wildlife habitat on his family’s ranch near Bridgeport Valley, California.

Partnering To Conserve A Sagebrush Landscape

October 24, 2018

Innovative partnerships with private landowners and public land managers on working rangelands in Southwest Montana are conserving sagebrush country.