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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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Healthy mesic habitat benefits ranchers and wildlife in the west.Water Is Life: Introducing SGI’s Mesic Habitat Conservation Strategy

April 5, 2017

The NRCS-led Sage Grouse Initiative is proud to announce a new conservation strategy that empowers private ranchers and partners to protect and enhance the wet green places that sustain working lands and wildlife.

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Comprehensive ‘Ecosystem Resilience & Resistance’ Map Available For Entire Sage Grouse Range

November 15, 2016

Newly expanded visual tool on the SGI Web App allows managers to better predict and mitigate negative impacts of fire and cheatgrass across sagebrush range.

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sage grouse fence collision map toolNew Web-Based Tool Helps Save Sage Grouse From Fence Collisions

July 14, 2016

SGI’s interactive web app now features a map layer that helps land managers prioritize where to mark high-risk fences to protect birds. This user-friendly tool allows ranchers and partners to make the most difference for sage grouse across the range.

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cultivation risk map - sage grouse initiativeNew Map Layer Identifies Risk of Converting Sagebrush to Cropland

April 13, 2016

Today, the Sage Grouse Initiative is unveiling a new layer on our interactive web application that shows where the risk of cropland conversion is highest. The new “cultivation risk map” layer predicts where future sagebrush habitat loss could occur based on soils, climate, and topography of existing croplands.

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CSU Researcher’s Work Boosts Sage Grouse Conservation Project

March 9, 2016

by Mary Guiden | “The new web app and map make sure people on the ground have the best science,” says Dave Naugle, SGI Science Advisor.

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progressive rancher sgi map spreadThe Progressive Rancher | Science and Tech Bolster USDA, Partners’ Conservation Work in Western States

March 3, 2016

by Heather Emmons | The Progressive Rancher published the following story about the Sage Grouse Initiative’s new interactive web application in its March 2016 issue. Read on to learn how science is bolstering wildlife conservation in the West.

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interactive map of westBreaking News: SGI Unveils Interactive Web Application To Bolster Wildlife Conservation Work

February 23, 2016

Today, the Sage Grouse Initiative is unveiling a new tool to catalyze and improve habitat conservation efforts across the western United States. The free SGI Interactive Web Application presents cutting-edge geospatial data covering 100 million acres.

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science to solutions - marking fences saves sage grouseMarking High-Risk Fences Saves Sage Grouse

December 19, 2014

Marking fences for visibility can dramatically reduce sage grouse collisions. A new mapping tool can help managers and landowners target those fences that pose the highest risk for grouse strikes: fences close to leks, and in flat or rolling terrain.

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