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“Ranching Gone Right,” Thanks To Partners Like The Nature Conservancy

May 8, 2017

As a valued partner in the Sage Grouse Initiative, The Nature Conservancy works with landowners across the range on innovative grazing systems, conservation easements, and scientific research that helps to achieve lasting conservation outcomes. Read these excerpts from TNC’s blog and website.

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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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Photo of sage grouse in flight by Tatiana Gettelman.Sage Grouse Need Intact Landscapes For Long-Distance Movement

March 28, 2017

New science shows that keeping big landscapes healthy and connected is essential for maintaining bigger-than-expected sage grouse movements.

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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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Chad Harter Winter Sage Grouse 640What Do Sage Grouse Do All Winter?

February 1, 2017

Sage grouse are tough birds, surviving through cold winters in western North America. Learn how they thrive, even during the harshest months.

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pronghorn in alpine glow - BLM Cody Office Lisa MarksFun Fact Friday: A Natural Winter Windbreak In Sagebrush

January 9, 2017

by Nancy Patterson, BLM | What are wildlife to do out in the sagebrush ‘Big Empty’ to protect themselves from harsh winter weather conditions? Let sagebrush come to the rescue!

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Guzzling Water & Planting Sagebrush | What’s Happening For Sage Grouse On Public Land In Montana

December 20, 2016

Since half of all habitat for greater sage-grouse is on public land, most of it managed by BLM, restoring public rangeland is vital for the birds to thrive. Check out these two BLM habitat improvement projects on sagebrush lands in Montana!

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Working Lands for Wildlife's western coordinator, Tim Griffiths, discusses the benefits of beaver dams for ranchers and wildlife during the workshop.A New Approach For Turning Science Into Action

December 13, 2016

Learn more about the “coproduction of actionable science.” At the Sage Grouse Initiative, it means a lot of phone calls, coffee chats, field tours, and honest conversations with all sorts of people who are interested in solving a problem. It means collaborating from start to finish.

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greater-sage-grouse-among-sagebrush-seeds-at-seedskadee-nwr-photo-by-tom-koerner-usfwsFun Fact Friday: To Migrate Or To Staycation

December 2, 2016

by Nancy Patterson, BLM | Learn which birds head south and which birds make their home on the sagebrush range during the chilly winter months.

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Researchers carefully attach a lightweight radio transmitter to this days-old sage grouse chick to monitor its survival. Photo by Kenton Rowe.Tag, you’re it! How do researchers track sage grouse chicks?

November 7, 2016

Meet expert Mark Szczypinski with Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks. He tells us all about how to track sage grouse hens and their chicks.

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