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Photo courtesy Nick Myatt, Oregon Department of Fish and WildlifeNew Science: Sage Grouse Population Increases When Western Juniper Pushed Back

April 27, 2017

A new study funded in part by the NRCS-led Sage Grouse Initiative found that survival rates of both female sage grouse and their nests increased where encroaching juniper trees were removed.

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Carol Dunten is the chairman of the Harney County SWCD. She and her husband Alfred are 5th generation conservationists, and proud advocates of voluntary programs like the Sage Grouse Initiative.Featured Friend: Harney County Soil and Water Conservation District

January 3, 2017

In Oregon’s largest county — where cattle outnumber people 14 to 1 — the local soil and water conservation district has a recipe for collaborative conservation that’s improving the odds for both sage grouse and ranchers.

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Oregon Rancher Mike Greeley Enhances Mahogany Mountain For The Bird And The Herd

December 6, 2016

Rancher Mike Greeley uses conservation-minded management to sustain his working lands in eastern Oregon for wildlife and livestock. Check out this video of Mike on his ranch!

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sage grouse initiativeJob Announcement: Range & Wildlife Conservationist in Oregon

November 16, 2016

The Sage Grouse Initiative seeks a range and wildlife conservationist to work with agricultural producers on conservation programs in eastern Oregon.

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The Tree that Ate the West | bioGraphic Magazine

August 18, 2016

by Rebecca Heisman,bioGraphic | When mature juniper cover reaches just 4 percent—picture taking a standard checkerboard and filling in just two and a half of the squares—sage-grouse abandon their leks. Read more about the conifers that are taking over sagebrush rangelands in the West.

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Just Say Yes! Learn About Conifer Removal From Oregon’s Craig “Fozz” Foster

May 31, 2016

Wildlife biologist Fozz Foster works on restoring and improving habitat in Oregon’s sagebrush sea. In this ‘Ask an Expert’ interview, he tells SGI about how he works collaboratively to address the problem of encroaching conifers — one of the main threats to sage grouse in the West.

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A Game-Changing Approach to Conservation in the West

February 2, 2016

“My neighbors have all been getting on board one by one, now that they are seeing how well it’s working,” says Oregon rancher John O’Keeffe. Read this opinion piece by O’Keeffe describing why SGI is a good investment for the land, livestock, and sage grouse.

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warner valley in oregon - sage grouse habitat conservationistJob Announcement | Sage Grouse Habitat Conservationist Position in Oregon

January 27, 2016

SGI is looking for qualified, motivated people who are passionate about working with private, agricultural landowners to restore and protect sage grouse habitat in eastern Oregon. Read the job description here.

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High Desert Museum exhibit on sage grouse courtesy of Steve ChindgrenNew Sage Grouse Exhibit Opens at the High Desert Museum

October 13, 2015

Discover the iconic denizen of the sagebrush sea at the High Desert Museum’s new exhibit in Oregon, “Sage Grouse: Icon of the Sagebrush Sea.” This exhibit explores the birds’ role in the sagebrush ecosystem, the unprecedented conservation efforts to save it, as well as its important cultural value to Native Americans, hunters, and birdwatchers.

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Sagebrush Songbirds Benefit from Sage Grouse Habitat Restoration

September 9, 2015

New research released as part of the Sage Grouse Initiative’s Science to Solutions series shows that restoring sagebrush ecosystems not only benefits ranching and sage grouse but other wildlife, too, including key songbirds.

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