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News releases about USGS sage-grouse and sagebrush steppe science are listed below.

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When Unchecked, Free-Roaming Horse Populations Threaten Greater Sage-Grouse

Greater sage-grouse populations may decline by more than 70% within free-roaming horse-occupied areas by 2034 if horse populations increase unchecked...

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New Research Highlights Decline of Greater Sage-Grouse in the American West, Provides Roadmap to Aid Conservation

RESTON, Va. – Greater sage-grouse populations have declined significantly over the last six decades, with an 80% rangewide decline since 1965 and a...

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New Report Highlights Declining Sagebrush Ecosystem, Provides Foundation for Next Generation of Conservation and Management

Fort Collins, CO – Considered one of the most imperiled ecosystems in the world and home to mule deer, pronghorn, sage-grouse, pygmy rabbits and more...

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Fort Collins Science Center Scientists Share Expertise at Society for Range Management Meeting

Scientists from the US Geological Survey Fort Collins Science Center will be presenting on topics ranging from sage-grouse to invasive plant species...

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Annotated Bibliography of Scientific Research on Greater Sage-Grouse Published

The U.S. Geological Survey has reviewed and summarized the substantial body of literature related to the conservation, management, monitoring, and...

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Research Spotlight: New Research Indicates that Greater Sage-Grouse are Struggling to Adapt to Wildfire-Induced Changes in the Great Basin

Research from the USGS and partners concluded that greater sage-grouse in the Great Basin often select nest sites that result in poor nest survival...

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People of the Sage

Meet one of the People of the Sage, Dr. Anna Chalfoun, Assistant USGS Cooperative Research Unit Leader and Associate Professor at the University of...

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Big Sagebrush Recovery After Fire Inhibited by its Own Biology

Plant age drives mortality, reproductive success and population dynamics

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Long-term Studies Reveal Climate Adaptation Patterns of Big Sagebrush

To understand plant genetic diversity and adaptations, scientist often conduct “common garden” experiments growing plants with diverse origins under...

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Guide to Bees of Southern Idaho

Bees are an important part of natural ecosystems and thriving agricultural systems in southwest Idaho and other areas of the United States. Both...

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Effects of Disturbance on Vascular Plants and Biocrusts in Sagebrush Steppe

Semi-arid sagebrush ecosystems experience chronic disturbances through grazing, invasive grasses, and acute disturbance of fire. Biocrusts, a...

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Protocol for Describing Indicators of Rangeland Health

Assessing rangeland health is useful from a land management perspective in providing a baseline or early indicator of degradation and for prioritizing...

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