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Low-Tech Riparian And Meadow Restoration Keeps Rangelands Greener Longer

October 8, 2018

New research shows low-tech restoration methods increased vegetation productivity by 25% and kept plants greener longer, resulting in greater resiliency.

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Sage grouse conservation measures benefit "umbrella" benefits for other sagebrush-dependent species, scientists say. (Scott Copeland photo)NEW SCIENCE: Visualizing Sage Grouse Habitat As “Hubs & Spokes”

May 17, 2018

New research helps prioritize sage grouse conservation by ranking the importance of leks to the species’ overall genetic connectivity across the range, likening certain areas to airline “hubs”.

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SGI scientist Brady Allred explains how free, online landscape-level data informs conservation decisions for sage grouse.Harnessing Technology Improves Conservation Effectiveness

March 20, 2018

Innovative Web App increases conservation effectiveness on working lands in the American West by matching the right practices to the right places using emerging science and technology.

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Brady Allred explains how the Google Earth Engine-powered SGI Interactive Web App helps target on-the-ground conservation practices.30 Videos Now Available on Science & Management in Sagebrush Country

February 15, 2018

View free, on-demand replays on YouTube of educational presentations about the science and management of sagebrush rangelands!

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New findings show that it’s more accurate to measure grass height for all nests – failed or hatched – at the predicted hatch date. Photo: Joe SmithTaking the Bias Out of Sage Grouse Nesting Studies

November 27, 2017

This new Science to Solutions shows that grass height may not be as crucial to nesting success as previously thought, since hatched nests are measured later than failed nests.

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Journal Of Wildlife Management Study: Grazing Shows Little Effect On Grouse Nesting

October 31, 2017

by David Frey, for The Wildlife Society | A study in Montana found livestock grazing management doesn’t have as strong a link with sage grouse nest success as previously thought.

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BEEF Magazine | Rest-Rotation Grazing Helps Sage Grouse Survival

October 16, 2017

Pastures that use Sage Grouse Initiative rest-rotation grazing programs produce plentiful bugs, which is a good deal for cattle and sage grouse alike.

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wide open sagebrush with mesic habitatNew Framework Helps Plan Next Generation Of Sagebrush Restoration

August 2, 2017

Innovative new research on conifer removal spans the life cycle of sage grouse, helping managers increase the efficiency of future work to restore sagebrush habitat.

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Latest Science Reveals Most Effective Conifer Removal Treatments

July 13, 2017

New research on conifer cutting and prescribed burning helps resource managers and landowners plan sagebrush conservation projects that deliver the best results for the bird and the herd.

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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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