Sage Grouse Conservation Benefits Migratory Mule Deer

March 15, 2015

Science to Solutions: Sage Grouse Conservation Benefits Migratory Mule Deer

This report shows how habitat conservation for sage grouse, considered an umbrella species, can also protect critical habitat for mule deer. Scientists found that sage grouse conservation efforts doubled the protection of deer migration habitat and winter range.

Click here or on the image below to download a PDF of the full report.

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The Sage Grouse Initiative is a partnership-based, science-driven effort that uses voluntary incentives to proactively conserve America’s western rangelands, wildlife, and rural way of life. This initiative is part of Working Lands For Wildlife, which is led by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.

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