Tag: science

New Science: When Trees Are Cut, Grasses & Shrubs Return

November 14, 2017

Research shows that conifers decrease the native sagebrush grasses and shrubs that wildlife and livestock rely on, and confirms that forage comes back when trees are removed.

Tags: , , , ,

Journal Of Wildlife Management Study: Grazing Shows Little Effect On Grouse Nesting

October 31, 2017

by David Frey, for The Wildlife Society | A study in Montana found livestock grazing management doesn’t have as strong a link with sage grouse nest success as previously thought.

Tags: , , , ,

BEEF Magazine | Rest-Rotation Grazing Helps Sage Grouse Survival

October 16, 2017

Pastures that use Sage Grouse Initiative rest-rotation grazing programs produce plentiful bugs, which is a good deal for cattle and sage grouse alike.

Tags: , , , , ,

sage grouse initiativeJob Announcement: Private Lands Wildlife Biologist in Wyoming

October 11, 2017

Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is seeking a Private Lands Wildlife Biologist who will work with partners (including SGI), wildlife biologists and individual landowners to implement habitat enhancement and restoration efforts in sagebrush-steppe communities.

Tags: , , ,

Science informs all of SGI's conservation work, ensuring we put the right tools in the right places. This telemetry equipment tracks radio-collared sage grouse. Photo by Tatiana GettelmanSGI Presents At Symposium On Farm Bill Conservation Programs

September 20, 2017

On September 27th, Sage Grouse Initiative and Working Lands For Wildlife team members will present on how Farm Bill conservation programs deliver benefits for wildlife at The Wildlife Society’s 24th Annual Conference.

Tags: , , , ,

Webinar: Estimating The Economic Impact Of Sage Grouse Conservation On Ranches

September 15, 2017

When: Friday, September 29, 2017  |  10:00 AM MST

Host: University of Wyoming

Watch the On-Demand Replay here!

Tags: , , , ,

wide open sagebrush with mesic habitatNew Framework Helps Plan Next Generation Of Sagebrush Restoration

August 2, 2017

Innovative new research on conifer removal spans the life cycle of sage grouse, helping managers increase the efficiency of future work to restore sagebrush habitat.

Tags: , , , , ,

Latest Science Reveals Most Effective Conifer Removal Treatments

July 13, 2017

New research on conifer cutting and prescribed burning helps resource managers and landowners plan sagebrush conservation projects that deliver the best results for the bird and the herd.

Tags: , , , ,

How Do We Find (And Protect) Precious Wet Places In The West?

May 10, 2017

Mesic areas comprise only 1-2% of the western landscape, but 80% of animals depend on them — including sage grouse and livestock. Learn why they’re important and how to conserve them.

Tags: , , , , ,

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.

Tags: , , , ,

ALL NEWS