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Sage Whiz Quiz | What Do You Know About Sage Grouse Chicks?

October 5, 2017

Find out fun facts about our favorite baby birds, and test your natural history knowledge!

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Local Partners Mimic Beavers To Restore Streams In Wyoming

September 22, 2017

SGI field conservationist Mandi Hirsch shares emerging “beaver dam analogue” technology with local partners, which is paying dividends for working lands and wildlife near Lander.

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wide open sagebrush with mesic habitatNew Framework Helps Plan Next Generation Of Sagebrush Restoration

August 2, 2017

Innovative new research on conifer removal spans the life cycle of sage grouse, helping managers increase the efficiency of future work to restore sagebrush habitat.

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Getting dirty is fun in Gunnison! Learning how to build rock structures in wet meadows means lots of mud and heavy lifting, but SGI workshop participants had plenty to smile about as they worked together to fix streams. Photo: Brianna RandallLearning To Think Like Water & Photos From SGI’s 7th Annual Workshop

June 21, 2017

Over 170 sagebrush conservation partners from around the West met in Colorado to learn what’s working for the bird and the herd. Watch the video here!

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Gunnison rancher Jim Cochran, moving cattle. Jim is also a member of the Gunnison Climate Work Group. Photo: Jaci CochranKeeping Water In Colorado’s Gunnison Basin

June 12, 2017

A collaborative partnership using innovative techniques to restore wet meadows in the Gunnison Basin is paying off for people and wildlife.

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Video Series on Conserving Water in Sage Country

May 31, 2017

by Hannah Ryan | This three-part video series helps ranchers and partners learn about resources available for conserving precious wet habitat in the West.

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Sagebrush landscape including a green riparian ribbon in Montana. Credit: iStockNFWF Announces New Sagebrush Landscapes Funding Opportunity

May 22, 2017

The new Sagebrush Landscape Program will support collaborative conservation efforts as well as wet meadow habitat restoration projects in the Western U.S.

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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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Hellyer Ranch near South Pass City, WY uses off-stream water development and riparian pastures to distribute livestock and protect habitat.New Research + Movie: Wet Habitats On Private Lands Critical For Sage Grouse

March 7, 2016

A new study and a complementary video of two hens’ summer movements show that wet islands of green in the sagebrush sea provide vital foraging habitat for growing sage grouse broods.

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