Tag: conifer removal

Sage Grouse Populations Grow When Conifers are Removed

May 14, 2019

Ask an Expert – Andrew Olsen explains his research that shows sage grouse populations rise 12% following sustained and targeted conifer removal.

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Big Picture of Woodland Management in Sagebrush Country

May 9, 2019

Science to Solutions – New research highlights reduction and expansion of conifer encroachment in sagebrush ecosystems.

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Woody Invasion Impacts Water on Great Plains

March 26, 2019

Science to Solutions – New research details impacts to water from encroaching eastern redcedar and other conifers on landscapes in the Great Plains. Similar impacts occur on sagebrush lands from encroaching conifers like pinyon juniper.

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Conservation Insight Report Confirms Benefits of Conifer Removal

March 21, 2019

New report from the Conservation Effects Assessment Project confirms multiple benefits of removing encroaching conifers.

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BEEF Magazine | Thomas Brothers Make The Ground Better In Idaho

February 14, 2018

By Brianna Randall | Partnering with the USDA-led Sage Grouse Initiative helps young ranchers improve the land for both sage grouse and cattle.

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Removing conifers improves sagebrush habitat and water availability, benefiting birds and ranchers. Photo of conifer cut in Montana by Dan Durham.Montana Ranchers Improve Sage Grouse Habitat And Reduce Fire Risk

February 8, 2018

By Hayden Nelson, SGI Range Conservationist, Roundup, Montana NRCS Field Office | Landowners are partnering with the Sage Grouse Initiative to restore sagebrush habitat and grazing lands.

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New Science: When Trees Are Cut, Grasses & Shrubs Return

November 14, 2017

Research shows that conifers decrease the native sagebrush grasses and shrubs that wildlife and livestock rely on, and confirms that forage comes back when trees are removed.

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wide open sagebrush with mesic habitatNew Framework Helps Plan Next Generation Of Sagebrush Restoration

August 2, 2017

Innovative new research on conifer removal spans the life cycle of sage grouse, helping managers increase the efficiency of future work to restore sagebrush habitat.

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Latest Science Reveals Most Effective Conifer Removal Treatments

July 13, 2017

New research on conifer cutting and prescribed burning helps resource managers and landowners plan sagebrush conservation projects that deliver the best results for the bird and the herd.

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Photo courtesy Nick Myatt, Oregon Department of Fish and WildlifeNew Science: Sage Grouse Population Increases When Western Juniper Pushed Back

April 27, 2017

A new study funded in part by the NRCS-led Sage Grouse Initiative found that survival rates of both female sage grouse and their nests increased where encroaching juniper trees were removed.

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