Tag: Montana

Ranch Conservation Partnership Thrives In Eastern Montana

August 7, 2017

by Leo Barthelmess | Ranchers working with the NRCS and others are helping sustain and improve habitat in a way that also improves ranch operations.

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New USFWS Collaboration Expands Science Tools To Sage-Steppe

April 10, 2017

Thanks to partners like the USFWS, the outlook is brighter for maintaining intact, healthy sagebrush habitat for 350+ species and the hundreds of communities that depend on it.

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sage grouse initiativeJob Announcement: SGI Seeks Range and Wildlife Conservationists in Montana

March 22, 2017

Join the diverse partnership working to conserve sagebrush, working lands, and wildlife! Applications due April 14, 2017 for two field positions in Montana.

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Marking fences to make the top strands visible prevents deadly sage grouse collisions (photo Jeremy Roberts, Conservation Media).Operation Sage-Grouse: NWF Connects Youth and Conservation

March 13, 2017

Check out this video from the National Wildlife Federation on win-win partnerships that are making the skies safer for sage grouse through fence marking.

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Guzzling Water & Planting Sagebrush | What’s Happening For Sage Grouse On Public Land In Montana

December 20, 2016

Since half of all habitat for greater sage-grouse is on public land, most of it managed by BLM, restoring public rangeland is vital for the birds to thrive. Check out these two BLM habitat improvement projects on sagebrush lands in Montana!

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Researchers carefully attach a lightweight radio transmitter to this days-old sage grouse chick to monitor its survival. Photo by Kenton Rowe.Tag, you’re it! How do researchers track sage grouse chicks?

November 7, 2016

Meet expert Mark Szczypinski with Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks. He tells us all about how to track sage grouse hens and their chicks.

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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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cow or plow MT outdoorsMontana Outdoors Magazine | “Ranching the Best Hope for Grassland Songbirds”

March 18, 2016

by Catherine Wightman | Ranchers manage their land to sustain grass production, which benefits bovines and birds on Montana’s agricultural Hi-Line.

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Landowners Create Legacy Of Open Land Across The West

November 2, 2015

By Steve Holmer | The American Bird Conservancy’s blog features the Sage Grouse Initiative as a case study for how partnerships with private landowners are the key to protecting habitat in the West.

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saving sage grouse - Brianna Randall - OBSaving Sage Grouse | Conserving Montana’s Largest Game Bird

October 5, 2015

By Brianna Randall. Stamping my feet on the frozen ground, I waited impatiently for an elusive football-sized bird to appear in the murky pre-dawn light. A spotting scope stood at the ready, my tool to count sage grouse during their annual quirky courtship dance.

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