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Threatened and endangered species in shrub steppe

Webinar recording. Pygmy rabbits, greater sage grouse, songbirds, and Umtanum desert buckwheat…oh my! Learn how fire and land management can impact key threatened and endangered species and the top three things to...

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Western Assoc of Fish and Wildlife Agencies: Mid-Winter Meeting

Meeting registration. The 2021 WAFWA mid-winter meeting will be held virtually.

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Annotated bibliography of scientific research on greater sage-grouse (2015-2019)

View bibliography. The greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus; hereafter GRSG) has been a focus of scientific investigation and management action for the past two decades. The 2015 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listing...

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Wildfire and the ecological niche: Diminishing habitat suitability for an indicator species within semi‐arid ecosystems

View article. This study demonstrates a multistage modeling approach that integrates habitat selection and survival during the key nesting life‐stage of a bird species of high conservation concern, the greater sage‐grouse. We...

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Post‐fire growth of seeded and planted big sagebrush – strategic designs for restoring greater sage‐grouse nesting habitat

View article. Wildfires change plant community structure and impact wildlife habitat and population dynamics. Recent wildfire‐induced losses of big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) in North American shrublands are outpacing natural recovery and leading...

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Effects of rotational grazing management on nesting greater sage-grouse

View article. Grazing by domestic livestock is a ubiquitous land use in the sagebrush (Artemisia spp.) biome of western North America. Widespread, long‐term population declines in greater sage‐grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) have elicited...

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The strange mating ritual of the sage-grouse

View video (10:43) They gobble up air, rub their wings across their chest feathers, and make a popping noise. It’s the mating call of the sage grouse – and the sound of...

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New tools for pinyon-juniper management: Balancing needs of sagebrush and woodland obligate birds

Webinar recording. Description: Management of expanding pinyon-juniper woodlands in sagebrush habitats has become a prominent strategy for sagebrush conservation, with spatially targeted tree removal efforts designed to benefit sage-grouse increasing over the...

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2020 Natural Areas Virtual Conference: Sierra to Sagebrush

Visit conference website. The 2020 Natural Areas Virtual Conference- Sierra to sagebrush: Integrating management and stewardship across landscapes will be an engaging virtual format that will allow us provide as much research,...

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Are sage-grouse fine-scale specialists or shrub-steppe generalists?

View article. This study employed meta‐analyses of studies published from 1991 to 2019 to help resolve the role of fine‐scale vegetation structure in nest site selection and nest success across the geographic...

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