Tag: conservation

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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How Can Emerging Technology Help Conserve Rangeland?

December 5, 2018

Research scientist Dr. Matthew Jones explains how cloud computing and machine learning are changing the way we visualize and manage plants.

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cows and sage grouse hens sharing wet meadow ken miracleOregon Ranchers Sustain “Heart Of The Desert”

November 12, 2018

Maintaining an “emerald island” in the middle of the desert is no small task. Here’s how the Fitzgeralds do it on their Oregon ranch.

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Partnering To Conserve A Sagebrush Landscape

October 24, 2018

Innovative partnerships with private landowners and public land managers on working rangelands in Southwest Montana are conserving sagebrush country.

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cows and sage grouse hens sharing wet meadow ken miracleNEW SCIENCE | Middle Ground Found On The Range

September 27, 2018

New research shows grazing access to public lands in the western U.S. can be good for ranching and wildlife.

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New Technology For Landowners And Resource Managers Revolutionizes Rangeland Monitoring

September 18, 2018

by Justin Fritscher, NRCS | New free app provides the first-ever vegetation cover maps for rangelands from the Great Plains to the Pacific Ocean.

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What Is Low-Tech Stream Restoration?

August 27, 2018

River expert Joe Wheaton explains how simple, cost-effective, hand-built structures are helping repair streams across the West.

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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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