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Sustainable Ranching in Utah: A Boon For Wildlife And Livestock

June 12, 2019

Sustainable Ranching in Utah: A Boon for Wildlife and Livestock | Read how Stephen and Kris Ellis keep their family tradition alive and strong on the Circle Bar Ranch.

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Conversation with Rangeland Management Specialist of the Year, Rebecca Knapp

April 24, 2019

In February, the Society for Rangeland Management awarded Rebecca Knapp its highest honor, Rangeland Management Specialist of the Year. We sat down with Knapp to discuss her approach to conservation and how SGI has helped her efforts.

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Without Telling our Story, It’s Just a Bunch of Work

February 19, 2019

Tim Griffiths, West Working Lands for Wildlife Coordinator takes a moment to introduce the team behind WLFW’s SGI and LPCI communications efforts.

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The Conservation Gift That Benefits Us For Countless Years to Come

January 4, 2018

by Brianna Randall | Conserving our natural resources is one of the ways we can give back to our children, communities, and economy for years to come. And the gift that keeps on giving is a conservation easement.

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Bats, Butterflies, Bobwhites and More! New Videos About Working Lands For Wildlife

December 19, 2017

Learn how NRCS has been scaling up the cooperative, science-based conservation model that’s working for sagebrush wildlife to focal landscapes across America.

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Flames racing across sagebrushNew NRCS Resource Aims to Reduce Wildfire Impacts in Sage Grouse Country

March 31, 2016

A new resource released by the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service will help private and public land managers work collaboratively to get ahead of the curve and reduce risks from megafires using fuel breaks. Large-scale wildfires are one of the greatest threats to sage grouse and sagebrush ecosystems in the West.

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SGI’s new coordinator brings extensive experience and a history of success sage grouse and sagebrush conservation.Meet Thad Heater, SGI’s New Coordinator

January 10, 2016

The SGI Team is happy to announce the recent selection of Thad Heater as SGI’s new permanent coordinator. Thad brings extensive experience and a history of success working to conserve natural resources throughout the West.

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Bi-Partisan Commentary | Voluntary Conservation Works Across Party Lines

September 2, 2015

A new bi-partisan commentary came out yesterday in Roll Call by Bruce Knight and Dave White, both former chiefs for the Natural Resources Conservation Service. These two conservation experts agree that voluntary programs–like the Sage Grouse Initiative–that improve water, soil, and wildlife habitat are programs that unite Republicans and Democrats.

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New Sage Grouse Strategy Unveiled: $760 Million Invested by 2018

August 27, 2015

The Sage Grouse Initiative has enrolled 1,129 ranchers to conserve 4.4 million acres. We plan to double those numbers by 2018 with a new investment strategy that invests another $211 of Farm Bill dollars in 11 western states.

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Success on the Range | New Montana Partnership Highlights Benefit of Cooperative Conservation

July 20, 2015

The NRCS-led Sage Grouse Initiative is pioneering a conservation approach that invites cooperation over conflict across the West. This recipe for success is transferable locally and statewide, as evidenced by a new MOU signed by Governor Bullock and NRCS Chief Jason Weller today in Montana.

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