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Draft Training Template

Draft Training Template

Appendix 2 to Greater Sage-Grouse Habitat Conservation Strategy

The following is a 2-day draft “Training Template” designed to increase the knowledge and understanding of the targeted audience regarding sage-grouse and associated sagebrush obligates conservation.

Targeted audiences:

  1. NRCS: All technical NRCS field and area employees located in counties that have sage-grouse present.
  2. Conservation Districts (CD): All CD staff located in counties that have sage-grouse present.
  3. Private landowners: All interested landowners who own or manage property where sage-grouse occur.
  4. Partner agencies and organizations: Any partner that would like to increase their knowledge regarding sage-grouse habitat and applicable management.

Montana sage-grouse and sage-brush obligates habitat conservation course

Date(s)
Location(s)

Day 1

Welcome and introductions
Presenter

Sage-grouse ecology, history, and current status
Presenter

Sagebrush obligates ecology, history, and current status
Presenter

Large-scale threats to sage-grouse and sagebrush obligates in Montana
Conversion of sagebrush to cropland and subdivision
Presenter

Energy development
Presenter

Grazing
Presenter

West Nile
Presenter

Core Area development and strategic focus philosophy
Presenter

Technology (explaining what the typical rancher can do)
Various presenters
Fences and roads
Water, spring developments, and wetlands
Upland brood strips
Accelerating practices (chiseling)
Grazing

NRCS Montana, Greater Sage-Grouse Habitat Conservation Strategy (overview)
Presenter

Programs and sage-grouse (putting it all together)
Presenter

Monitoring progress
Various Presenters
Habitat based
Population based

Day 2

Active sage-grouse lek viewing (early-morning group activity)

Inventory process for sage-grouse conservation
Presenter

Inventory ranch areas near lek site (group activity)

Development of ranch alternatives to address sage-grouse concerns (group activity)

Group discussion

Conclusion
Presenter

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Greater Sage-Grouse Habitat Conservation Strategy (PDF; 945 KB)