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Greater Sage-grouse Range-wide Population Monitoring Guidelines

Posted by WAFWA on November 3, 2023
Counts of displaying males on leks have been the primary method to monitor sage-grouse (greater sage-grouse, Centrocercus urophasianus, and Gunnison sage-grouse, C. minimus) since scientific investigations of these species began, with the first lek counts recorded in the 1940s (Batterson and Morse 1948, Patterson 1952, Connelly and Schroeder 2007, Johnson…
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Importance of Private Lands and Landowner Incentive Programs for Big Game Movement

Posted by WAFWA on October 15, 2023
While wildlife are a public resource, private landowners provide important habitat for big game and other wildlife. Some big game species can spend a large portion of their lives on private land. Many migratory elk and mule deer herds live on high elevation public land in the summer, but move…
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Wildlife Habitat Connectivity and Conservation

Posted by WAFWA on October 15, 2023
All wildlife species rely on the ability to move throughout the landscape to complete their life cycles. During different parts of the day, season, or year, wildlife must move to access food and water, shelter, opportunities to mate, and favorable sites for raising young. The routes they use to make…
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WNTI 2022 Annual Report

Posted by WAFWA on September 12, 2023
2022 Annual Report Executive Summary Since its inception in 2006, the Western Native Trout Initiative has directed almost $7 million in federal fish habitat funds leveraged with over $57 million public and private matching dollars for 226 priority native…
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