Tag: birds

Range Conservation Across Continents: What Australia and America Have In Common

August 6, 2018

Field tour in Wyoming illustrates how voluntary conservation strategies working on behalf of America’s sage grouse can also help Australia’s plains-wanderer.

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New Online Tool Shows Songbird Abundance Across Sagebrush Country

January 16, 2018

Check out the latest map additions to the SGI Web App, which allow users to easily visualize songbird distribution, bolstering multi-species conservation across the American West.

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Photo of a pronghorn in the alpine glow of sagebrush country. By Lisa Marks, BLM Cody Field Office.Sage Whiz Quiz | How Do Sagebrush Animals Survive Winter?

December 6, 2017

Are you a sage whiz? Test your knowledge on how animals use sagebrush range during the cold, harsh winter months!

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Wildlife photographer, Noppadol Paothong, photographs Lesser Prairie Chicken on the lek located at Selman Ranch near Buffalo, OK.What’s It Like To Photograph Sage Grouse?

October 23, 2017

Wildlife photographer, Noppadol Paothong, spent 5 years on his newly released book, Sage Grouse: Icon of the West. Learn how and why he created this beautiful book featuring our favorite upland bird.

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Meadowlarks depend on grassland habitat, which exist mainly on private land that receives support from the Farm Bill. Western Meadowlark by Donald Metzner.New State of the Birds Report: Farm Bill Pays Off For People & Birds

August 10, 2017

The Farm Bill is America’s single largest source of conservation funding for private lands. The 2017 ‘State of the Birds’ report shows the many benefits its programs have delivered to birds, farmers, and rural communities.

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How Do We Find (And Protect) Precious Wet Places In The West?

May 10, 2017

Mesic areas comprise only 1-2% of the western landscape, but 80% of animals depend on them — including sage grouse and livestock. Learn why they’re important and how to conserve them.

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New USFWS Collaboration Expands Science Tools To Sage-Steppe

April 10, 2017

Thanks to partners like the USFWS, the outlook is brighter for maintaining intact, healthy sagebrush habitat for 350+ species and the hundreds of communities that depend on it.

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greater-sage-grouse-among-sagebrush-seeds-at-seedskadee-nwr-photo-by-tom-koerner-usfwsFun Fact Friday: To Migrate Or To Staycation

December 2, 2016

by Nancy Patterson, BLM | Learn which birds head south and which birds make their home on the sagebrush range during the chilly winter months.

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Can you find the sage grouse hen on her nest? A new study compares nesting habitat recovery post conifer removal. Photo: Tataiana Gettelman, USGSNew Research Finds That Sage Grouse Prefer Nesting In Conifer-Free Landscapes

November 10, 2016

Scientists tracked sage grouse nest success in southern Oregon, and found that hens avoided sites where conifer cover exceeded 3% within 800m of their nests.

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Sagebrush Songbirds Under the Sage Grouse Umbrella

October 25, 2016

New songbird maps provide tools to help expand the benefits of sage grouse conservation to more wildlife species in the sagebrush community. Learn more from our latest Science to Solutions report on the wide-ranging impacts of improving sagebrush habitat.

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