Sage Grouse Learning Project for College Students: California

February 14, 2015

The Bodie Hills Conservation Partnership–an SGI partner group–is recruiting college students to perform sage grouse habitat restoration this coming summer. This service-learning project will teach participants about sage-grouse management as well as how to use a GIS database, GPS, map, and compass.

The Bodie Hills include 188,000 acres of public land located in Mono County, California, on the edge of the Eastern Sierra near Yosemite National Park.  The area is home to pronghorn antelope, mule deer, golden eagle, black bear, mountain lion and the Bi-State population of Greater Sage Grouse.

The Bodie Hills Conservation Partnership is planning two week-long sage-grouse conservation projects in July 2015 on BLM lands. The work will include fence removal, invasive plant removal, converting fences to wildlife friendly “let-down” fencing, environmental monitoring, and participation in a citizen science project.

There is no cost to the students for participation in these stewardship projects, and food will be provided. Participants will camp on public lands during the project, and each student will need a tent, sleeping bag, and sleeping