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2014-06-13 23:05:34

Gary Bedortha, the first rancher in the Paulina and Crook County area, to enroll in the Sage Grouse Initiative, has led the way for other ranchers to get involved. He's removed 12,000 acres of invading junipers to restore habitat for sage grouse, a species that faces a potential listing under the Endangered Species Act in 2015. Paulina, Oregon (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 "If you see any juniper trees out there, they're on somebody else's land," said Gary Bedortha,...

2014-05-21 23:01:29

The NRCS-led Sage Grouse Initiative joins the celebration today in the signing of a major conservation agreement with landowners in Harney County, called a Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances. Ranchers in a CCAA agree to voluntarily manage their lands to remove or reduce threats to sage grouse, and in return receive assurances that should the species be listed under the Endangered Species Act, the landowners will not face more regulatory requirements. Hines, Oregon (PRWEB) May...

2014-04-09 23:26:46

Removing junipers and other conifers that are early invaders of sagebrush habitat for sage grouse is cost-efficient and most likely to be effective, rather than a delay-and-repair approach trying to turn a mature forest back to sagebrush. This is the second in the Sage Grouse Initiative Science to Solutions series. Missoula, MT (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Removing junipers and other conifers that are early invaders of sagebrush-steppe is less costly, and much more likely to be effective, than...

Sage Grouse Losing Habitat To Fire As Endangered Species Decision Loom
2014-04-04 14:45:52

Ecological Society of America Post-wildfire stabilization treatment has not aided habitat restoration for the imperiled Great Plains birds. As fires sweep more frequently across the American Great Basin, the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has been tasked with reseeding the burned landscapes to stabilize soils. BLM’s interventions have not helped to restore habitat for the greater sage grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) reported scientists from the US Geological Survey (USGS) and...

2014-03-20 23:27:50

Today, we announce the first in our “Science to Solutions” series for the public, titled “Marking High-Risk Fences Saves Sage Grouse.” The next in the series will focus on the removal of conifers invading historic sagebrush-steppe. Missoula, MT (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 The Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI) regularly joins with its partners to fund and support science that is designed to help guide conservation solutions on the ground. Today, we announce the first in our “Science to...

More Ravens, Aided By Humans, Could Threaten The Sage Grouse
2014-01-08 08:17:38

Wildlife Conservation Society A new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society, Idaho State University and the U.S. Geological Survey suggests that habitat fragmentation and the addition of makeshift perches such as transmission polls in sagebrush ecosystems are creating preferred habitat for common ravens that threaten sensitive native bird species, including greater sage grouse. The study appears in the January issue of the journal The Condor: Ornithological Applications. Authors...

2011-08-01 09:05:00

Audubon Helped Pioneer Approach that Balances Energy and Wildlife Needs WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) took an important step forward on behalf of our nation's iconic sagebrush habitat and wildlife like the Greater sage-grouse with the release of its National Greater Sage-Grouse Planning Strategy. The strategy outlines a region-wide effort and builds upon the work of diverse stakeholders, including Audubon Wyoming and Wyoming's...

2010-12-02 14:51:00

Signup currently open DAVIS, Calif., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service Chief Dave White today announced increased funding to protect sage grouse populations and habitat in California and 10 other western states. "USDA will continue to provide significant resources to enhance and preserve sage grouse habitat and sustain working ranches and farms in the western United States," White said. "The Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI) supports both...

2010-04-30 12:52:37

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists at the Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center in Burns, Ore., are taking a careful look at how grazing cattle affect sage-grouse habitat on high desert rangelands. Cattle share this habitat with sage-grouse, which are chicken-sized birds that are notorious for the showy commotion they create during mating season. But the sage-grouse numbers have declined throughout their range, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has added the...

2010-04-05 14:31:00

PINEDALE, Wyo., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyoming Wildlife Consultants, LLC (WWC), Ultra Resources Inc., Shell, and Questar Market Resources have released the annual report for a $1.4 million, five-year sage-grouse study designed to determine if natural gas development on the Pinedale Anticline in Wyoming influences the habitat selection of wintering greater sage-grouse. The report "Greater Sage-grouse Winter Habitat Selection Relative to Natural Gas Field Infrastructure in Northern...


Latest Centrocercus Reference Libraries

Gunnison Grouse, Centrocercus minimus
2013-04-23 23:18:44

The Gunnison Grouse (Centrocercus minimus) is a species of grouse endemic to the United States, where it is known as the Gunnison Sage-Grouse. It’s similar to the closely related Greater Sage-Grouse in its appearance but about a third smaller in size, with much thicker plumes behind its head; it also has a less complex courtship dance. It’s restricted in range to southwestern Colorado and extreme southeastern Utah, with the largest population residing in the Gunnison Basin region in...

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2009-01-15 18:26:24

The Greater Sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) is the largest species of grouse found in North America. It occurs in the western United States and in Canada in southern Alberta and southern Saskatchewan. Its habitat is semiarid country sagebrush. Though this species is not considered endangered by the IUCN, its range has shrunk and it no longer exists in British Columbia, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Arizona and New Mexico. This bird is a permanent resident in its range, though some birds...

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