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Who Fits Under the Sage Grouse Umbrella?
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Who Fits Under the Sage Grouse Umbrella?

WLFW science shows that umbrella species management benefits non-target species that have similar habitat use as target ...
Research Demonstrates Impacts of Woody Species Expansion on Wyoming’s Pronghorn
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Research Demonstrates Impacts of Woody Species Expansion on Wyoming’s Pronghorn

Research shows how woody species expansion impacts pronghorn productivity in ...
Making Home on the Range Safer for Big Game
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Making Home on the Range Safer for Big Game

NRCS Technical Note Leverages Lessons Learned from NRCS-Wyoming Migratory Big Game ...
WLFW Contributes to Open-Access Textbook Guiding Future of Rangeland Conservation
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WLFW Contributes to Open-Access Textbook Guiding Future of Rangeland Conservation

"Rangeland Wildlife Ecology and Conservation" is the new go-to resource for rangeland professionals, practitioners, and students. Three of the chapters were coauthored by WLFW ...
Prioritizing healthy grasslands leads to more efficient conservation than focusing solely on wildlife
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Prioritizing healthy grasslands leads to more efficient conservation than focusing solely on wildlife

New research highlights how WLFW's shift from single-species conservation to conserving intact landscapes produces better conservation ...
WLFW Research Details How Wildfire Follows Cheatgrass In the Great Basin
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WLFW Research Details How Wildfire Follows Cheatgrass In the Great Basin

WLFW research shows that 77% of invasive annual grass transition in the Great Basin occurred without fire, suggesting proactive management of invasive grasses is ...
Visual analysis shows tree expansion across Montana rangelands since 1950s
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Visual analysis shows tree expansion across Montana rangelands since 1950s

New mapping application shows where tree expansion is happening in Montana through easy-to-see, interactive comparisons of historical and modern aerial ...
Where trees meet sage: Striking a balance between sage grouse and pinyon jay needs
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Where trees meet sage: Striking a balance between sage grouse and pinyon jay needs

Research from two papers helps managers balance conservation to benefit imperiled sagebrush and woodland birds ...
More woody encroachment means more wildfire risk. Prescribed fire can lower it.
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More woody encroachment means more wildfire risk. Prescribed fire can lower it.

WLFW-affiliated research details the risk of increasing wildfire in the Great Plains due to woody encroachment and how prescribed fires help reduce that ...
New science incorporates genetics and connectivity into sage grouse conservation
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New science incorporates genetics and connectivity into sage grouse conservation

New research adds connectivity to sage grouse conservation strategies, opening new opportunities for conserving travel pathways that facilitate gene flow among sage grouse ...
Research provides first-ever analysis of vegetation trends on BLM lands across West
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Research provides first-ever analysis of vegetation trends on BLM lands across West

Remote sensing technology offers a cost-efficient and spatially diverse method of analyzing vegetation trends on western rangelands, including the more than 233 million acres ...
Herbaceous production lost to tree encroachment in United States rangelands
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Herbaceous production lost to tree encroachment in United States rangelands

New research from University of Montana researchers affiliated with Working Lands for Wildlife (WLFW) quantifies the economic impacts of lost herbaceous production throughout ...
Next-gen remote sensing tools level up rangeland conservation
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Next-gen remote sensing tools level up rangeland conservation

New research highlights how remote sensing tools accurately and efficiently detail conservation outcomes on ...
New tool maps the likelihood of large wildfires in the Great Basin
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New tool maps the likelihood of large wildfires in the Great Basin

Two new papers highlight how rangeland fires are different from forest fires and how fire-probability research can inform fuels management in ...
The Last Continuous Grasslands on Earth
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The Last Continuous Grasslands on Earth

New research details the largest and most intact grasslands on Earth. Two of the largest are located here in the U.S. -- the Sandhills of Nebraska and the sagebrush steppe of ...
A geographic strategy for cross-jurisdictional, proactive management of invasive annual grasses in Oregon
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A geographic strategy for cross-jurisdictional, proactive management of invasive annual grasses in Oregon

A new "Defend the Core" strategy for addressing invasive annual grasses is emerging in Oregon and it parallels other efforts across the ...
Defend the Core: Maintaining intact rangelands by reducing vulnerability to invasive annual grasses
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Defend the Core: Maintaining intact rangelands by reducing vulnerability to invasive annual grasses

Defend the Core is an emerging, proactive strategy being used by a variety of efforts across the West to defend intact rangeland cores from threats like invasive annual ...
Publication Alert: Large-scale fire management restores grassland bird richness
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Publication Alert: Large-scale fire management restores grassland bird richness

Research from the Loess Canyons Experimental Landscape shows that strategic use of prescribed fire boosts grassland species ...
Spatial Technology Reveals Early Warning Signs of Large-Scale Woody Encroachment Threat to Greater Prairie-Chickens
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Spatial Technology Reveals Early Warning Signs of Large-Scale Woody Encroachment Threat to Greater Prairie-Chickens

Research provides early warning signal for landscapes transitioning from grasslands to ...
Publication Alert: Annual Invasive Grasses Spreading Through Great Basin to Higher Elevations and Northern Aspects
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Publication Alert: Annual Invasive Grasses Spreading Through Great Basin to Higher Elevations and Northern Aspects

Working Lands for Wildlife research is showing that annual invasive grasses are moving up in elevation and to more northern aspects throughout the Great ...
Publication: Habitat Preferred by Sage Grouse Increases Six-Fold Following Tree Removal
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Publication: Habitat Preferred by Sage Grouse Increases Six-Fold Following Tree Removal

A long-term study from Oregon shows strategic tree removal boots sage grouse use of habitat as compared to areas where no trees were ...
PHEASANTS FOREVER Magazine | Making Room Out West
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PHEASANTS FOREVER Magazine | Making Room Out West

by Hannah Nikonow, Intermountain West Joint Venture | Removal of encroaching trees benefits upland gamebirds, ranching and other ...
Journal Of Wildlife Management Study: Grazing Shows Little Effect On Grouse Nesting
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Journal Of Wildlife Management Study: Grazing Shows Little Effect On Grouse Nesting

by David Frey, for The Wildlife Society | A study in Montana found livestock grazing management doesn’t have as strong a link with sage grouse nest success as previously ...