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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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elk habitatWildhorse Ranch Project: A Win-Win Partnership To Protect Sagebrush Range

April 21, 2017

Innovative conservation easement with ranchers, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Nevada Dept. of Wildlife, and NRCS preserves agricultural working lands, wildlife habitat, and public land access for future generations.

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montana conservation grasslands birdsHow Do Conservation Easements Work?

April 20, 2017

In Montana, landowners have partnered with local land trusts to conserve 2 million acres. Expert Lisa McCauley from NRCS explains why easements work for ranchers and wildlife.

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Healthy mesic habitat benefits ranchers and wildlife in the west.Water Is Life: Introducing SGI’s Mesic Habitat Conservation Strategy

April 5, 2017

The NRCS-led Sage Grouse Initiative is proud to announce a new conservation strategy that empowers private ranchers and partners to protect and enhance the wet green places that sustain working lands and wildlife.

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How To Watch The Best Mating Dance In The West

March 29, 2017

Check out the ‘sage grouse strut’ this spring on a live-streaming Lek Cam, and read helpful tips for responsible wildlife viewing in the field.

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Marking fences to make the top strands visible prevents deadly sage grouse collisions (photo Jeremy Roberts, Conservation Media).Operation Sage-Grouse: NWF Connects Youth and Conservation

March 13, 2017

Check out this video from the National Wildlife Federation on win-win partnerships that are making the skies safer for sage grouse through fence marking.

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mammalpronghornSDKgroupsunset3Chords For Conservation: Music Inspired By The Sagebrush Sea

March 6, 2017

Listen to this just-released song by the River Whyless — featuring a new instrument created in honor of the sage grouse — which was inspired by the band’s experiences in the sagebrush on Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge.

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patrick donnelly presenting at SRM symposium 2017Now Available! Online Replay Of Scientific Presentations On Woodland Expansion

February 21, 2017

Watch free 20-minute presentations featuring the latest science on how removing invading conifers boosts water availability, forage production, and grouse survival.

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Rancher K.D. Leander Leaves A Conservation Legacy in Eastern Washington

February 14, 2017

This late rancher’s early adoption of range conservation practices encouraged his neighbors to also enroll in Sage Grouse Initiative programs. Learn how.

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Over 7,000 sage grouse feathers were collected to study how sage grouse disperse across the landscape.Brave Sage Grouse Strike Out Solo Over Long Distances

February 9, 2017

New research shows that a few individual greater sage-grouse travel more widely travel than anyone suspected, which makes the overall population stronger.

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