SGI Science to Solutions on Cultivation of Grazing Lands

Sage Grouse Initiative

My first project with the Sage Grouse Initiative was released today! This Science to Solutions report, Reducing Cultivation of Grazing Lands Conserves Sage Grouse, summarized research that determined the rangelands most at risk for cropland conversion in eastern Montana and the western Dakotas and assessed the potential impacts to sage grouse if those acres were cultivated. The scientists identified where targeted conservation easements to maintain livestock grazing could be used to significantly reduce the threats to sage grouse. I wrote the summary and coordinated design and release of this important research.