Conservation Takes Flight: Keeping Sage-Grouse Aloft on Eastern Sierra Ranchlands

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Maintaining safe habitat for the rare Bi-State Greater sage-grouse is no small task. This unusual ground-nesting bird is often found on ranchland, where good range management and sustainable grazing provide an ideal environment for sage-grouse to forage, perform their renowned courtship dances, and raise their chicks. New rangeland science has led to modified fence designs that reduce sage-grouse mortality, but old fencing left on the range still poses serious risks and barbed wire has been known to snare birds in flight…

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2017-03-10T14:14:28-08:00September 30th, 2015|Press Releases, Volunteer|