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Threats and Opportunities

Fence strikes

Photo shows fence markers in place. Photo of sage-grouse killed by hitting fence.

Inexpensive markers placed on fences in problem areas can make a difference.

Wildlife escape ramps

Photo of new tank with molded escape ramp.
New livestock watering tanks are now manufactured with built-in wildlife escape ramps to prevent sage-grouse drowning.
Photo of older tank retro-fitted with mesh escape ramp.
Old livestock tanks can be retro-fitted with escape ramp inserts.

Conifer encroachment negatively affects habitat for both sage-grouse and livestock

Photo taken before removal shows many junipers.
Before conifer removal
Photo of same area taken after removal shows fewer junipers.
After conifer removal