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Conservation Success – 2018 SGI Scorecard

April 2, 2019

Check out SGI’s 2018 Scorecard to see how we’ve done against the milestones we set in 2015.

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Collaborative conservation means working with people to conserve the land that sustains us. Annie, an SGI-NRCS staffer, and Nikki worked together to enhance wildlife habitat and the bottom line on the Shirley Ranch.Collaborative Conservation Is Paying Off For The Sagebrush Ecosystem

October 5, 2016

A new joint report and story map highlight continued sagebrush conservation partnerships that are working for wildlife and ranchers in the West. Learn more about “Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation & the Sagebrush Ecosystem – Collaborative Conservation at Work.”

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Field Staff Continue to Make a Big Difference for Wildlife and People

November 3, 2015

Read the latest report that tells the conservation story of the Sage Grouse Initiative’s Strategic Watershed Action Team, and the impressive numbers behind their hard work in the field.

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New Science to Solutions Report: High-Resolution Maps Sharpen Focus On Sage Grouse Habitat

April 13, 2015

This new Science to Solutions report explains how a new technique called Earth Sense Technology (EST) is a cost-effective way to assesses range conditions throughout the West, and how it can help manage vegetation for the benefit of sage grouse and livestock.

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High-Res Maps Sharpen Focus on Sage Grouse Habitat

April 7, 2015

Science to Solutions: High-Res Maps Sharpen Focus On Sage Grouse Habitat A new technique called Earth Sense Technology (EST) is a more efficient and cost-effective way to assesses range conditions throughout the West.  This report explains how the technology allows managers to better see, quantify, and understand the big picture of how grouse choose seasonal habitats. Developed by Eric Sant and Gregg […]

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New SGI Science to Solutions Report: Sage Grouse Conservation Benefits Migratory Mule Deer

March 31, 2015

Sage grouse habitat conservation protects critical habitat for mule deer, according to a study highlighted in the newest Sage Grouse Initiative Science to Solutions publication, “Sage Grouse Conservation Benefits Migratory Mule Deer.”

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Sage Grouse Conservation Benefits Migratory Mule Deer

March 15, 2015

This report shows how habitat conservation for sage grouse, considered an umbrella species, can also protect critical habitat for mule deer. Scientists found that sage grouse conservation efforts doubled the protection of deer migration habitat and winter range.

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SGI outcomes in conservation for sage grouse initiativeSGI “Outcomes in Conservation” Report Demonstrates Positive Impact of $300 Million Investment in West

March 12, 2015

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) today issued a report showing that since 2010 USDA and its partners in the Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI) have worked with private landowners to restore 4.4 million acres of habitat for sage-grouse while maintaining working landscapes across the West. USDA also announced today that, through the provisions of the 2014 Farm Bill, it will invest in new sage-grouse conservation work over four years.

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science to solutions - marking fences saves sage grouseMarking High-Risk Fences Saves Sage Grouse

December 19, 2014

Marking fences for visibility can dramatically reduce sage grouse collisions. A new mapping tool can help managers and landowners target those fences that pose the highest risk for grouse strikes: fences close to leks, and in flat or rolling terrain.

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wet areas vital for sage grouse in summerPrivate Lands Vital to Conserving Wet Areas for Sage Grouse Summer Habitat

October 30, 2014

An impressive 85% of leks (sage grouse breeding areas) cluster within six miles of wet summer habitats. Successful sage grouse conservation will hinge on cooperative conservation with private landowners to sustain these lush and vital summer habitats.

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