Tag: wildlife

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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Wildflowers on the range, like the balsam roots, lupine, and paintbrush pictured here, create healthy soils and keep water on the land. Photo: Brianna RandallCherish The Soils And Roots That Support Life On The Range

May 4, 2017

The roots of wildflowers on the range support a hidden world of living organisms that produce healthy soils. Nurturing these native plants creates healthier soils and keeps water on the land for people and animals in the West.

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Job Announcement: 4 Seasonal Wildlife Technicians in Idaho

April 4, 2017

The Idaho Fish & Game Bureau of Wildlife is seeking four temporary Wildlife Technicians to conduct surveys for sagebrush-dependent species and monitor vegetation in south central Idaho. The project will be evaluating the long-term impact of the 2007 Murphy Complex Fire.

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Featured Friend: Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

March 21, 2017

“Collaboration is the key to pulling off the largest conservation success story in the West, ” says Virgil Moore, Director of Idaho Fish and Game and Chairman of WAFWA’s Sagebrush Executive Oversight Committee. Read more about WAFWA.

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pronghorn in alpine glow - BLM Cody Office Lisa MarksFun Fact Friday: A Natural Winter Windbreak In Sagebrush

January 9, 2017

by Nancy Patterson, BLM | What are wildlife to do out in the sagebrush ‘Big Empty’ to protect themselves from harsh winter weather conditions? Let sagebrush come to the rescue!

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#350Species – Autumn In The Sagebrush Ecosystem

October 31, 2016

by Nancy Patterson, BLM Rocky Mountain Region, via mypubliclands.tumblr.com | Greater sage-grouse, 350+ other species, and millions of people depend on the iconic sagebrush ecosystem for their survival. Learn what happens on the range each fall.

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wood river land trust sgi featured friendFeatured Friend: Wood River Land Trust

September 8, 2016

In Idaho’s sage grouse country, unique partnerships are protecting precious open spaces. The Wood River Land Trust is spearheading collaborative and creative projects that benefit birds as well as a host of sagebrush-dependent wildlife.

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sage grouse initiativeJob Announcement: SGI Range and Wildlife Conservationist

September 1, 2016

The Sage Grouse Initiative is seeking a range and wildlife conservationist. This position, based in Marsing, Idaho, will be an employee of Pheasants Forever. Applications due September 16, 2016.

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To the Helmicks, conservation and ranching are one in the same.Helmick Family Conserves Vital Habitat For Sage Grouse In Idaho

July 28, 2016

To this multi-generational family, conservation and ranching are one and the same. Learn how they’ve worked with SGI to increase carrying capacity and grass production for the benefit of both livestock and wildlife.

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Tony, a veteran of the Marines, loves animals.Rockin’ TD Ranch Champions Rangeland Conservation in Nevada

June 21, 2016

Tony and Diane Stobiecki partner with the Sage Grouse Initiative to improve habitat for wildlife and their ranch’s bottom line by putting in place projects that improve water delivery, riparian habitat, and rangeland forage.

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