New Grazing Recordkeeping System Offers Ranchers Better Tool

The Montana Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative recently launched a new web-based planning and record keeping program for ranchers and grazing managers. GrazeKeeper is an electronic tool to manage livestock and pasture inventory, grazing plans, and grazing records.

Arctic Grayling Does Not Warrant Protection Under Endangered Species Act

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe announced that the Upper Missouri River Distinct Population Segment of the Arctic grayling does not warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act due to conservation efforts by private landowners and partners.

Hunting Dog Group Helps Montana Sage Grouse

The North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association volunteers marked five miles of fence to prevent sage grouse collisions in the upper reaches of the Big Hole Valley of Montana, not far from the tiny town of Wisdom.

Sage Grouse Volunteers Lend a Hand on Bequette Ranch

In one day, 40 volunteers marked three miles of barbed wire fence to prevent sage grouse collisions near leks. They clipped on white vinyl markers made at COR Enterprises in Billings, a nonprofit industry that provides meaningful work for developmentally disabled adults. 

Sage Grouse & Cattle Thrive on Rest-Rotation

Multi-generation Montana Rancher Mike Delaney discusses how he moves his cattle across big country that is home to at least 10 sage grouse leks, breeding areas. 

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