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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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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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SGI scientist Brady Allred explains how free, online landscape-level data informs conservation decisions for sage grouse.Harnessing Technology Improves Conservation Effectiveness

March 20, 2018

Innovative Web App increases conservation effectiveness on working lands in the American West by matching the right practices to the right places using emerging science and technology.

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New Online Tool Shows Songbird Abundance Across Sagebrush Country

January 16, 2018

Check out the latest map additions to the SGI Web App, which allow users to easily visualize songbird distribution, bolstering multi-species conservation across the American West.

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SGI web appIntroducing The New “Link Share” Option For The SGI Web App

November 29, 2017

New functionality on the SGI Web App helps share natural resource data far and wide, bolstering conservation outcomes across the American West

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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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