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USGS & USFS Release New Rangeland Fire Science Plan

WASHINGTON, OCTOBER 31, 2016 AT 3:45 PM EDT - Today, the U.S. Department of the Interior released a new science plan that will serve as an action-oriented blueprint for acquiring information needed to make science-based decisions to restore and conserve the imperiled ‘sagebrush sea,’ a roughly 500,000-square-mile-area of sagebrush steppe habitat across western North America.

The entire news release can be read at the DOI Newsroom.

Protecting Sage Grouse for Future Generations…One Seed at a Time

The need for food and shelter for wildlife to survive is basic, particularly for sage grouse living in a post-wildfire landscape in western states. The U.S. Forest Service is helping this upland game bird survive by growing about 3 million sagebrush shrubs a year to restore the area’s dry, grassy plains, essential for the bird’s nesting grounds.

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