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Cheatgrass is an annual invasive plant that crowds out native plants in sagebrush range.Publication Alert: Annual Invasive Grasses Spreading Through Great Basin to Higher Elevations and Northern Aspects

November 23, 2021

Working Lands for Wildlife research is showing that annual invasive grasses are moving up in elevation and to more northern aspects throughout the Great Basin. >>READ THE STUDY<<   Sweeping sagebrush and salt desert shrublands typify the Great Basin – a 200,000-square-mile landscape that encompasses much of Nevada and parts of Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Wyoming, […]

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Cutting conifer_ JeremyRobertsPublication: Habitat Preferred by Sage Grouse Increases Six-Fold Following Tree Removal

October 20, 2021

A long-term study from Oregon shows strategic tree removal boots sage grouse use of habitat as compared to areas where no trees were removed.

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Cover image of A Decade of Science ReportA Decade of Science Support in the Sagebrush Biome

September 30, 2021

A new report summarizes – in one place – more than a decade of WLFW science support that NRCS staff and partners can incorporate into their future work.

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wide open sagebrush with mesic habitatThe Science Behind WLFW’s Riparian and Wet Meadow Restoration

August 26, 2021

Working Lands for Wildlife researchers and scientists have spent years researching how sage grouse use the West’s mesic habitats, how best to restore those habitats, and ensuring the practices we promote truly benefit the bird and the herd.

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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 SmithAsk an Expert | The Science Behind Private Lands Conservation: A Conversation with Dr. David Naugle, Working Lands for Wildlife Science Advisor

January 21, 2020

Learn more about WLFW’s approach to science, how the coproduction of science benefits private-lands conservation and what’s next for the Western WLFW science team.

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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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