Tag: Idaho

Ask an Expert | Curtis Elke, Idaho-NRCS State Conservationist, Talks Cheatgrass and More

September 1, 2020

The Cheatgrass Challenge is a new, proactive strategy outlining Idaho NRCS’s plans to tackle invasive annual grasses. Read on for an interview with the NRCS State Conservationists for Idaho, Curtis Elke. Across the West, annual invasive grasses like cheatgrass, medusa head, and ventenata are posing serious threats to rangeland health, wildlife populations, and rural communities. […]

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Idaho Launches the Cheatgrass Challenge

July 8, 2020

Read all about Idaho’s new effort to tackle cheatgrass, an invasive annual grass that is causing serious issues across western rangelands.

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Success Story | Innovative Small Business Owner Integral to Restoring Grazing Lands

May 6, 2020

Meet Cecil Swaggart, an innovative small business owner whose expertise is advancing sagebrush restoration in the West.

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Low tech riparian restoration hits the ground in Idaho

November 6, 2019

In Idaho, low-tech stream restoration is taking off, thanks in part, to SGI’s workshops and education efforts.

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Western Working Lands for Wildlife 2019 Workshop – Rangeland Resiliency

June 25, 2019

Read about the workshop and conference in Twin Falls, Idaho and follow along with the second-day field tour across Idaho and Utah.

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sagebrush-steppeConservation Easements Continue to Protect Idaho’s Pioneers-To-Craters Landscape

May 23, 2019

Through NRCS partnerships with the Wood River Land Trust, The Nature Conservancy and local ranching families, two new conservation easements protect an additional 2,500 acres of prime sagebrush habitat in Idaho’s Pioneers-to-Craters landscape.

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BLM Land Soda Fire Restoration stop -BLM’s public land work with ranchers, agency, and non-government partners pays dividends in successful cross boundary restorationLessons & Photos from SGI’s 8th Annual Workshop: Combating Wildfire & Weeds

June 18, 2018

The 2018 SGI field tour and presentations focused on cooperative, science-based conservation that’s working to thwart fire and invasives in sagebrush country.

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In Idaho, agencies and landowners work together to restore sagebrush range. Photo: L. Ridenhour, BLM FlickrIdaho Models “3 C’s”: Collaboration, Cooperation, Conservation

May 8, 2018

In Idaho, agencies and landowners are working together across boundaries to restore sagebrush country.

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Job Announcement: Sagebrush Landscape Restoration Specialist in Idaho

February 20, 2018

This position will work with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Idaho Governor’s Office of Species Conservation, and other stakeholders to restore wet meadow, mesic, and wetland areas.

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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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