Tag: grazing management

New findings show that it’s more accurate to measure grass height for all nests – failed or hatched – at the predicted hatch date. Photo: Joe SmithTaking the Bias Out of Sage Grouse Nesting Studies

November 27, 2017

This new Science to Solutions shows that grass height may not be as crucial to nesting success as previously thought, since hatched nests are measured later than failed nests.

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VIDEOS | Meet The Thomas Family, Sustainable Ranchers in Idaho

November 20, 2017

Watch short videos to hear how and why two young ranchers have put in place conservation practices that benefit the bird and their herds.

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Journal Of Wildlife Management Study: Grazing Shows Little Effect On Grouse Nesting

October 31, 2017

by David Frey, for The Wildlife Society | A study in Montana found livestock grazing management doesn’t have as strong a link with sage grouse nest success as previously thought.

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BEEF Magazine | Rest-Rotation Grazing Helps Sage Grouse Survival

October 16, 2017

Pastures that use Sage Grouse Initiative rest-rotation grazing programs produce plentiful bugs, which is a good deal for cattle and sage grouse alike.

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Grazing Management In Perspective: A Compatible Tool For Sage Grouse Conservation

August 28, 2017

New research shows that — done right — livestock grazing may help conserve sage grouse habitat by keeping working ranches profitable and sustainable.

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Rancher K.D. Leander Leaves A Conservation Legacy in Eastern Washington

February 14, 2017

This late rancher’s early adoption of range conservation practices encouraged his neighbors to also enroll in Sage Grouse Initiative programs. Learn how.

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Webinar: Off-Site Water for Riparian Health and Livestock Performance

February 3, 2017

When: February 14, 2017 | 9-10 am PST

Host: NRCS West Technology Center

Click here to watch the On-Demand Replay!

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Kennedy Ranch Conservation Improvements Benefit Both Livestock And Wildlife In Utah

August 23, 2016

In northeastern Utah, the Kennedy family’s land ethic and commitment to improving natural resources has led them to expand their ranch. Learn how SGI helped them install water delivery systems and adopt rotational grazing to improve agricultural operations.

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Spring developments improve grazing distribution and grass undertory“It’s About Working Lands For Agriculture And Working Lands For Wildlife”

August 16, 2016

by Lori Valdez | In Lavina, Montana, the Wessel Ranch worked with the Sage Grouse Initiative to improve rangeland for their cattle and prime habitat for wildlife like sage grouse.

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Resilience workshop in Oregon sagebrushThe Science of Sagebrush: Measuring the Resilience of Rangelands

July 11, 2016

by Joshua Dillon | An Oregon field trip with SGI partners examines the ability of sagebrush landscapes to recover from a fire. Read the full story here.

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