greater sage grouse

Suddenly, the Fight to Protect Sage Grouse Becomes Very Real

At 4:15 AM, we stumbled out of our Rock Springs, Wyoming motel rooms to begin our search for sage grouse.  We were greeted with several pots of strong coffee in …

NDAA Provisions a Threat to our Western Sporting Traditions, Not National Security

Sportsmen and women know well that hunting is about much more than the hunt. Many of our best memories are not of the animals we brought home but of those …

Greater sage-grouse photo by Greg Bergquist

The Administration Leaves an Iconic Bird’s Fate Up in the Air

The fate of a one-of-a-kind bird that lives in a one-of-a-kind landscape is in limbo. So, why should anyone care? There are more than 350 reasons why. That’s the number …

Bison photo via US National Park Service

Rocky Mountain Region: 2017 In Review

At the National Wildlife Federation we strive to unite all Americans to ensure wildlife thrive in a rapidly changing world. This means we have the distinct pleasure of connecting people …

The Sagebrush Sea: The Burrowing, Bustling, and Soaring Creatures of…

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The American Public Still Wants to Save the Bird and…

One flag at a time

In the sagebrush prairies of eastern Montana, livestock fence can create a formidable obstacle for wildlife. For sage-grouse, livestock fences near breeding areas blend into the landscape and create a …

Give Sage-grouse a Home on the Range — Not in a Cage

Sagebrush — that’s just the scrubby vegetation you have to drive through to get to the pretty pine trees and the mountains, right? Who cares what happens to it? Well, …

Three things to know about the sage-grouse secretarial order (and three we wish we could forget)

Interior secretary Ryan Zinke issued a secretarial order on greater sage-grouse on June 8, 2017. The order initiated a review of management plans that have been in the works for …

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