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Field technicians find radio-collared sage grouse hens using telemetry. Photo by Kenton Rowe.Quantifying Outcomes Improves Conservation Effectiveness

October 8, 2019

Since 2012, Working Lands for Wildlife has partnered with the Conservation Effects Assessment Project to co-produce 37 peer-reviewed studies that measure conservation outcomes, build accountability, and improve conservation effectiveness across the West.

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fire engulfs sagebrush near Roosevelt WA - AP Photo/Don Ryan, FileCutting to the Chase: Long-Term Success of Conifer Removal Depends on Both Cutting and Burning

September 10, 2019

Ask an Expert | How to use cutting and burning to most effectively restore sagebrush ecosystems experiencing conifer encroachment.

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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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Watch Working Lands For Wildlife Presentations from 2019 Society for Range Management Conference

March 19, 2019

Working Lands for Wildlife video presentations from the 2019 Society for Range Management Conference featuring new technologies that can help improve rangeland management in the West now available for viewing.

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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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How Can Emerging Technology Help Conserve Rangeland?

December 5, 2018

Research scientist Dr. Matthew Jones explains how cloud computing and machine learning are changing the way we visualize and manage plants.

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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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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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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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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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