Idaho

We provide scientific reports, project profiles, technical tools, videos, photos, field guides, and links that tell the story of how cooperative conservation is making a difference for working lands and wildlife across the West.

Migratory Big Game Conservation Highlights the Best of West
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Migratory Big Game Conservation Highlights the Best of West

Learn more about the USDA's Migratory Big Game Initiative and how WLFW is helping lead this broad effort in Wyoming, Montana, and ...
Ask an Expert | Curtis Elke, Idaho-NRCS State Conservationist, Talks Cheatgrass and More
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Ask an Expert | Curtis Elke, Idaho-NRCS State Conservationist, Talks Cheatgrass and More

The Cheatgrass Challenge is a new, proactive strategy outlining Idaho NRCS’s plans to tackle invasive annual grasses. Read on for ...
Idaho Launches the Cheatgrass Challenge
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Idaho Launches the Cheatgrass Challenge

Read all about Idaho's new effort to tackle cheatgrass, an invasive annual grass that is causing serious issues across western ...
Success Story | Innovative Small Business Owner Integral to Restoring Grazing Lands
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Success Story | Innovative Small Business Owner Integral to Restoring Grazing Lands

Meet Cecil Swaggart, an innovative small business owner whose expertise is advancing sagebrush restoration in the ...
Low tech riparian restoration hits the ground in Idaho
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Low tech riparian restoration hits the ground in Idaho

In Idaho, low-tech stream restoration is taking off, thanks in part, to SGI's workshops and education ...
Western Working Lands for Wildlife 2019 Workshop – Rangeland Resiliency
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Western Working Lands for Wildlife 2019 Workshop – Rangeland Resiliency

Read about the workshop and conference in Twin Falls, Idaho and follow along with the second-day field tour across Idaho and ...
Conservation Easements Continue to Protect Idaho’s Pioneers-To-Craters Landscape
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Conservation Easements Continue to Protect Idaho’s Pioneers-To-Craters Landscape

Two new easements protect an additional 2,500 acres of prime sagebrush habitat, adding to area's conservation ...
Lessons & Photos from SGI’s 8th Annual Workshop: Combating Wildfire & Weeds
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Lessons & Photos from SGI’s 8th Annual Workshop: Combating Wildfire & Weeds

The 2018 SGI field tour and presentations focused on cooperative, science-based conservation that's working to thwart fire and invasives in sagebrush ...
Idaho Models “3 C’s”: Collaboration, Cooperation, Conservation
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Idaho Models “3 C’s”: Collaboration, Cooperation, Conservation

In Idaho, agencies and landowners are working together across boundaries to restore sagebrush ...
BEEF Magazine | Thomas Brothers Make The Ground Better In Idaho
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BEEF Magazine | Thomas Brothers Make The Ground Better In Idaho

By Brianna Randall | Partnering with the USDA-led Sage Grouse Initiative helps young ranchers improve the land for both sage grouse and ...
VIDEOS | Meet The Thomas Family, Sustainable Ranchers in Idaho
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VIDEOS | Meet The Thomas Family, Sustainable Ranchers in Idaho

Watch short videos to hear how and why two young ranchers have put in place conservation practices that benefit the bird and their ...
Helmick Family Conserves Vital Habitat For Sage Grouse In Idaho
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Helmick Family Conserves Vital Habitat For Sage Grouse In Idaho

To this multi-generational family, conservation and ranching are one and the same. Learn how they've worked with SGI to increase carrying capacity and grass production for the ...
Conservation Working For Ranchers And Sage Grouse In The West
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Conservation Working For Ranchers And Sage Grouse In The West

by The Conservation Fund | The Conservation Fund's Wyoming Sage Grouse Campaign has conserved 15 properties in partnership with SGI and others. We are proud to partner with ...
Wildfire Management Strategies | New Video Shows Projects that Protect the Sagebrush Sea
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Wildfire Management Strategies | New Video Shows Projects that Protect the Sagebrush Sea

A new video by Steve Stuebner shows how fire prevention policies and ambitious rangeland restoration strategies are working to protect prime sage grouse ...
Idaho: SGI Range & Wildlife Conservationist Lara Fondow Enjoys Working With Birds & People
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Idaho: SGI Range & Wildlife Conservationist Lara Fondow Enjoys Working With Birds & People

Lara Fondow enjoys working with birds and people. That's why she currently works as a Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI) Range and ...
Conservation Easements Protect a Special Place in Idaho
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Conservation Easements Protect a Special Place in Idaho

The area between the Pioneer Mountains and Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho is vitally important to sage-grouse and other wildlife. SGI has worked with 26 ...