Tag: wildfire

Meet Leah Mori: Helping Ranchers Weather Wildfire Storms in Nevada’s Sagebrush Sea

August 20, 2018

This story features Leah Mori, a soil conservation technician in Winnemucca, Nevada, who is combating the twin threats of wildfire and weeds.

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BLM Land Soda Fire Restoration stop -BLM’s public land work with ranchers, agency, and non-government partners pays dividends in successful cross boundary restorationLessons & Photos from SGI’s 8th Annual Workshop: Combating Wildfire & Weeds

June 18, 2018

The 2018 SGI field tour and presentations focused on cooperative, science-based conservation that’s working to thwart fire and invasives in sagebrush country.

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fire engulfs sagebrush near Roosevelt WA - AP Photo/Don Ryan, FileNEW REPORT: Recommendations For Reducing The Spread Of Weeds & Wildfire

June 13, 2018

New report pinpoints gaps in combatting invasive grasses and wildfires across vast sagebrush rangelands in the western U.S. 

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Robin Laakso (right) and Oleg Katsitadze (left) are conservation-minded individuals at the Cornelia B. Ranch in Crook County, Oregon.#FridaysOnTheFarm: Restoring Sagebrush Country With ‘Modern Wildfire’

June 8, 2018

Through the Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI), private landowners across Eastern Oregon are volunteering to perform proactive conservation treatments on their rangeland to promote healthy habitat for sage grouse and other wildlife.

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Wildfire and Weeds: 5 Things Ranchers Should Know

May 29, 2018

Here is what you should know about invasive weeds–which lead to wildfires out West–and how to combat them.

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Wildfires are now more frequent and more intense in sagebrush country, largely due to the invasion of non-native annual grasses. Photo: Winnemucca BLMWhat Causes Wildfires In The West?

April 23, 2018

Wildfires are now more frequent and more intense in sagebrush country. Learn why (and how to reduce fire risk) from BLM fire planner Darcy McDaniel.

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Removing conifers improves sagebrush habitat and water availability, benefiting birds and ranchers. Photo of conifer cut in Montana by Dan Durham.Montana Ranchers Improve Sage Grouse Habitat And Reduce Fire Risk

February 8, 2018

By Hayden Nelson, SGI Range Conservationist, Roundup, Montana NRCS Field Office | Landowners are partnering with the Sage Grouse Initiative to restore sagebrush habitat and grazing lands.

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Why Is Cheatgrass Bad?

January 30, 2018

Mike Pellant with the Bureau of Land Management explains how cheatgrass and wildfire create a vicious cycle that harms wildlife and our way of life in the West … and gives solutions that are helping to reduce these threats.

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Oregon Rancher Mike Greeley Enhances Mahogany Mountain For The Bird And The Herd

December 6, 2016

Rancher Mike Greeley uses conservation-minded management to sustain his working lands in eastern Oregon for wildlife and livestock. Check out this video of Mike on his ranch!

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Comprehensive ‘Ecosystem Resilience & Resistance’ Map Available For Entire Sage Grouse Range

November 15, 2016

Newly expanded visual tool on the SGI Web App allows managers to better predict and mitigate negative impacts of fire and cheatgrass across sagebrush range.

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