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The Sage-Grouse’s Next Dance | What the Recent Decision Means for the Bird and Conservation

October 6, 2015

By Holly Copeland. “So what is your take on the sage-grouse ruling?” This beautiful dancing bird has been in my thoughts almost daily for the past nine years, as it has also been for the hundreds of other scientists who are working on sage-grouse. But suddenly, this species was now in the consciousness of many other Americans, too.

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Building Bridges | Ranchers Are Stewards of the Land

September 20, 2015

In recent years, a new appreciation is taking hold in the West about the role and benefits of sustainable ranching. The article below captures the essence of why we believe that sage grouse conservation is best achieved through working cooperatively on private lands

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Ranchers and Conservationists Combine to Help Sage Grouse

September 18, 2015

Two national conservation leaders from the USDA-NRCS and the National Audubon Society co-wrote this recent editorial about how targeted, proactive conservation on agricultural lands by private landowners is leading the way in restoring habitat for threatened wildlife species in the West.

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Where the Sage Grouse Roam: Ranching for Conservation in Colorado

June 29, 2015

This story on Colorado rancher Wes McStay’s conservation practices comes from “Where the sage grouse roam” by Lauren Blair. This 3-part series appeared in the Craig Daily Press in June 2015.

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Stories From the Range: New Report Highlights Ranchers Restoring Habitat for Sage Grouse

June 8, 2015

We are pleased to announce the arrival of the Sand County Foundation’s publication “Stories From The Range,” which features six different ranchers’ sage grouse conservation successes, including SGI projects.

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Round-up of Ranching Success Stories for Sage Grouse

May 20, 2015

The NRCS-led Sage Grouse Initiative partners with private landowners to put in place conservation projects like these examples, which will protect the sagebrush sea, western rangeland, and all of the people and wildlife who depend upon these landscapes.

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The Pokorny family made improvements that benefit wet brood-rearing habitat for sage grouse on their Wyoming ranch.Pokorny Family Benefits Birds and Range on Wyoming Ranch

May 18, 2015

Sage grouse like the habitat around the Pokorny Ranch, and the Pokornys like the conservation improvements SGI helped them make on their Wyoming ranch. “They were the first landowners I had to enroll in the program,” says Kevin Edinger with the Wyoming NRCS. “These folks are really progressive operators. They’re as good as it gets.”

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Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust: Viewing Sage Grouse on Conserved Ranch Inspires Staff

April 20, 2015

Seeing sage grouse inspires the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust —a Sage Grouse Initiative partner. CCALT has protected more than 45,000 acres of sage grouse habitat on working ranches.

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John Deere’s “The Furrow” Magazine Features SGI Ranchers in Montana

April 6, 2015

This story on voluntary range improvements by Montana ranchers Patrick and Christy Lohof appears in the new Spring edition of John Deere’s The Furrow magazine. Read on to see excerpts from “To lek with grazing” by Martha Mintz.

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SGI Featured Friend | USFWS Partners for Fish & Wildlife Program

April 3, 2015

By working with the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program and the Sage Grouse Initiative, the Hellyers have reaped benefits for their livestock, as well as sage grouse, and the many wildlife species that depend on their rangelands.

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