New research to help protect greater sage-grouse mating areas

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Recently published research can help land managers to identify important hubs and pathways of genetic connectivity for greater sage-grouse. This knowledge can be used in evaluating proposed development or management actions in terms of how they could disrupt, protect or restore critical places of conservation for greater sage-grouse habitat. The genetic evaluation technique, combined with mapping technology, can be used to evaluate land management decisions in terms of their effect on more than 350 species that live in North American sagebrush habitat.