Tag: sage grouse

Sage Grouse Populations Grow When Conifers are Removed

May 14, 2019

Ask an Expert – Andrew Olsen explains his research that shows sage grouse populations rise 12% following sustained and targeted conifer removal.

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Big Picture of Woodland Management in Sagebrush Country

May 9, 2019

Science to Solutions – New research highlights reduction and expansion of conifer encroachment in sagebrush ecosystems.

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Conservation Insight Report Confirms Benefits of Conifer Removal

March 21, 2019

New report from the Conservation Effects Assessment Project confirms multiple benefits of removing encroaching conifers.

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Our Amazing Grasslands Video – The Conner Ranch

March 19, 2019

New video highlights the Conner Ranch in Belle Fourche, South Dakota where Dan and Cindi Conner have worked with SGI and other partners to improve their ranch for sage grouse and livestock.

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Pheasants Forever Provides Critical Support for Sage Grouse and Lesser Prairie-Chicken Efforts

February 20, 2019

Pheasants Forever is a key partner helping NRCS Working Lands for Wildlife efforts like the Sage Grouse Initiative and the Lesser Prairie-Chicken Initiative.

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Conserving Diverse Wet Habitats Keeps Western Rangelands Resilient

February 13, 2019

New research highlights the importance of mesic resources for sage grouse and other wildlife species.

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sage grouse chick in wildflowersGrazed Rangelands Produce Sage Grouse Chicks’ Preferred Food

November 26, 2018

New research shows that grazing lands grow more bugs for birds to eat.

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cows and sage grouse hens sharing wet meadow ken miracleNEW SCIENCE | Middle Ground Found On The Range

September 27, 2018

New research shows grazing access to public lands in the western U.S. can be good for ranching and wildlife.

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Range Conservation Across Continents: What Australia and America Have In Common

August 6, 2018

Field tour in Wyoming illustrates how voluntary conservation strategies working on behalf of America’s sage grouse can also help Australia’s plains-wanderer.

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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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