Tag: wetlands

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.

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Healthy mesic habitat benefits ranchers and wildlife in the west.Water Is Life: Introducing SGI’s Mesic Habitat Conservation Strategy

April 5, 2017

The NRCS-led Sage Grouse Initiative is proud to announce a new conservation strategy that empowers private ranchers and partners to protect and enhance the wet green places that sustain working lands and wildlife.

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Hellyer Ranch near South Pass City, WY uses off-stream water development and riparian pastures to distribute livestock and protect habitat.New Research + Movie: Wet Habitats On Private Lands Critical For Sage Grouse

March 7, 2016

A new study and a complementary video of two hens’ summer movements show that wet islands of green in the sagebrush sea provide vital foraging habitat for growing sage grouse broods.

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Meet Jason, Our New Research Associate Who Helps Track Conservation Results

November 5, 2015

We’re thrilled to welcome Jason as a new research associate! He will help us measure the biological outcomes of our on-the-ground conservation projects, providing the scientific tools that make SGI’s partnership approach work.

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Keeping It Together: Large Landscape Conservation in the Upper Green River, Wyoming

January 28, 2015

A colossal voluntary effort is keeping the Intermountain West’s sagebrush steppe intact, which protects one of the highest density populations of greater sage grouse range-wide.

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wet areas vital for sage grouse in summerPrivate Lands Vital to Conserving Wet Areas for Sage Grouse Summer Habitat

October 30, 2014

An impressive 85% of leks (sage grouse breeding areas) cluster within six miles of wet summer habitats. Successful sage grouse conservation will hinge on cooperative conservation with private landowners to sustain these lush and vital summer habitats.

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Private Lands Vital to Conserving Wet Areas for Sage Grouse Summer Habitat

September 16, 2014

New sage grouse study reveals a strong link between wet sites (essential summer habitat for sage grouse to raise their broods) and sage grouse leks, and in turn, private lands.

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