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Working Ranches Keep Habitat Intact for Greater Sage-Grouse

Arid prairie lands in the western United States are filled with sagebrush wildlife, but changes to this wide-open landscape have led to losses in migratory songbirds and greater sage-grouse populations. … Continue reading

March 7, 2017

Livestock Grazing and the Greater Sage-Grouse

The greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) is an icon of the western United States. Its conservation status has been steeped in controversy for many years, as various groups petitioned the US … Continue reading

December 13, 2016

Hunter Harvest Provides Data for Monitoring Moose in Montana

Moose populations are susceptible to large population swings in the southern extent of their range, including the Shiras subspecies in Montana’s Rocky Mountain west. Here hunter harvest levels have been … Continue reading

November 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Montana to Use Bitterroot Elk Research in Management

After years of evaluating elk survival and recruitment in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana, state officials are planning the next steps for managing the area’s elk herd. Earlier this year, … Continue reading

May 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Issue of the Week: Yellowstone Bison Management

By the late 1800s, the North American bison was nearly extinct. In 1902, the two dozen bison left in Yellowstone National Park were some of the only remaining in the … Continue reading

February 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Weekly Update: Montana Moose Project

SCI Foundation has partnered with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (MFWP) on its moose population monitoring project. Moose populations in the Rocky Mountain West have experienced declines over the past … Continue reading

October 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Weekly Update: Montana Bitterroot Elk Project

  In 2011, SCI Foundation partnered with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and the University of Montana to investigate the influence of predation, habitat and nutrition on elk population dynamics … Continue reading

August 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Weekly Update: Sheep Tag Up for Auction

7-Day Bighorn Sheep Hunt on the Fort Belknap Indian Community Reservation with Redbone Outfitting The Fort Belknap Indian Community Council is partnering with Bud Martin at Redbone Outfitting and SCI … Continue reading

September 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Bitterroot Elk Project: Spring 2013 Progress Report

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the University of Montana have completed the second year of a three-year project, in partnership with SCI Foundation, investigating the influence of predation, habitat and … Continue reading

June 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

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