The Sagebrush Community: New Video added on Oregon Cowboy Life

January 13, 2014



For a 10-minute close-up view of the lives of southeastern Oregon cowboys, take a look at this recent Oregon Public Broadcasting video.   While sage grouse are not featured specifically, the country you will see is one of our most important strongholds, a vast intact sagebrush-steppe where we are proud to be part of a large partnership across BLM and private lands to remove conifers and restore sagebrush-steppe. See a related SGI news story.

The Sage Grouse Initiative honors the entire sagebrush community: the bird, the habitat, and the people.   We continually add to our resources, so please visit the Sagebrush Community part of our website.  We welcome your suggestions for additions to this site and to our youtube channel.

(SGI Photo of rancher John O’Keeffe, Adel, Oregon, who participates in Sage Grouse Initiative projects on his ranch & across boundaries on BLM lands to restore sagebrush-steppe via early removal of conifers invading bunchgrass & sagebrush range. See SGI Tracking Success p. 9 & 10.)

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.