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Wyoming Juniper Removal Helps to Bring Sage Grouse Back

On a windswept butte in southern Wyoming, a change is taking place – one that will eventually make thousands of acres more suitable for Greater Sage-grouse, mule deer and other wildlife, and improve domestic grazing, too. The rugged landscape around Flat Top Butte has gradually been taken over by juniper trees, reducing wildlife habitat by crowding out sagebrush and other native plants. That’s made it tough for sage grouse to flourish, or even survive.

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Wyoming sage grouse lek attendance holding steady in 2020

The leveling-out indicates birds may be reaching the trough of their roughly eight year population cycle

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Public asked to report dead sage grouse during West Nile virus season

While no sign of an outbreak yet this year, reports help in the management.

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Funding available for Wyoming sage grouse conservation

Groups can submit project proposals online.


 

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Sage grouse reproduction up slightly in 2019

Based on preliminary data from the wings of harvested chicks and hens

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Public asked to report dead sage grouse during West Nile virus season

Reports help in the management of the state’s sage grouse populations.

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Spring is a good time to view sage grouse

April is a good time to spy sage grouse on their leks in Wyoming.

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Game and Fish Commission supports sage grouse populations through translocations

Commission also directs Game and Fish to draft regulations for new hunting technologies

 

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