Outcomes of Spatial Targeting in Sagebrush Country via the Sage Grouse Initiative
On November 16 at 10:00 a.m. MT/12:00 p.m. ET, Dr. David Naugle of the University of Montana will present on the strategic implementation of science-based Farm Bill conservation through the Sage Grouse Initiative. Dr. Naugle serves as the Working Lands for Wildlife Sagebrush Biome Science Advisor.
The sagebrush biome is one of the largest habitat types in North America, spanning 175 million acres and home to sage grouse and 350 other species. USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) launched the Sage Grouse Initiative in 2010 to deliver win-win voluntary conservation solutions that support ranchers and other landowners in improving the productivity of their working lands while benefiting sage grouse. The Initiative has successfully addressed key threats impacting sage grouse by focusing on population core areas. Science has helped strategically guide, refine, and inform these voluntary, private lands conservation efforts across 11 western states.
Dr. David Naugle of the University of Montana serves as the Working Lands for Wildlife Sagebrush Biome Science Advisor. On November 16 at 10 a.m. mountain/12 p.m. eastern, Dr. Naugle will present on the strategic implementation of science-based Farm Bill conservation through the Sage Grouse Initiative. This effort is a collaboration between the University, USDA’s Conservation Effects Assessment Project, NRCS’ Working Lands for Wildlife, and others. Findings may be used to inform on-the-ground efforts to further conservation of sage grouse and other species in the sagebrush biome, as well as other data-driven wildlife conservation efforts nationwide.
Registration is not required. Visit the Conservation Outcomes Webinar Series webpage for additional information, including a link to access the live event.