SGI Featured Friend: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
August 24, 2014
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife hopes to restore and reconnect sage grouse habitat in eastern Washington by capturing and releasing sage grouse from Oregon and Nevada in the Swanson Lakes Wildlife Area of Lincoln County. By working with the Sage Grouse Initiative, private landowners, and other partners =, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife produces and carries out the recovery plan for sage grouse, monitors populations, and improves sage-grouse genetic diversity.
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.