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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...

2013-06-28 23:17:49

An article in the June issue of the journal Rangelands details a conservation partnership across 11 western states that is bringing a more unified approach to reducing threats to the sagebrush ecosystem and the wildlife that inhabits it. It is a proactive tactic to reduce the fuel that can feed wildfires and also lay a course for recovery of desired plant and wildlife in the wake of a fire. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 A conservation partnership across 11 western states is bringing...

2012-10-01 06:21:26

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission biologists expect ruffed grouse hunting to be average to slightly-below average for the nearly 100,000 hunters who annually pursue these challenging game birds. "Conditions for over-wintering, incubating and brooding should have supported good reproduction this year," said Lisa Williams, Game Commission grouse and woodcock biologist. "However, our Game Commission field staff observed fewer adult...

2012-03-28 14:20:35

Innovative partnership preserves working lands and supports efforts of private landowners to conserve habitat for Sage Grouse and the southwestern willow flycatcher DAVIS, Calif., March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has signups underway for wildlife conservation efforts to enhance habitat for Sage Grouse, a ground dwelling bird found in sagebrush steppe areas in eastern parts of the state, and for the endangered southwestern...

2011-11-08 15:14:38

The Wildlife Society's annual conference is from Nov. 5 to 10 on Waikoloa (the Big Island), Hawaii. USGS scientists are heavily involved in the conference´s sessions, workshops and talks. "The nation's wildlife and ecosystems provide a bounty of economically valuable services, aesthetic enjoyment and recreational opportunities to the American public," said USGS director Marcia McNutt. "Our researchers are constantly bringing forth the best science to inform future management and policy...

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...


Latest Sage Grouse 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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