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Landowner Resources

Use these tips and techniques to improve your land.
Get Involved

Landowner Resources

Use these tips and techniques to improve your land.

Do you want to know how to mark fences? Make fence-markers? Put in a wildlife escape ramp in a livestock tank? How about perch deterrents to prevent ravens and raptors from landing on fenceposts and other structures in the otherwise treeless country sage grouse prefer? (Predators are a natural part of the sage grouse community, but human-added perch sites make it easier for them to locate sage grouse).

Maybe you’re looking for ways to improve our fencing to be easier on pronghorn and other wildlife on the move. You might want to identify all the kinds of sagebrush, or find out more about the seasonal habitat needs of sage grouse.

Please take a look at our resource list. Also, check in with your local Cooperative Extension office,  NRCS office or other office, too, that may well have hard copies printed out and ready to go. 

BARNYARDS AND BACKYARDS MAGAZINE that Audubon Rockies helps put out quarterly. 

A Landowners Guide to Wildlife Friendly Fences by the Wyoming Wildlife Foundation

The Bird

Sage Spirit By Dave Showalter

The Greater Sage-Grouse fact sheet--

Grouse of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, PDF, by Michael Schroeder

The Sage Grouse in Wyoming, by Dr. Robert Lansing Patterson, 1952.

Just for Kids Kids PageAudubon Rockies

Sage-Grouse Education / Activities for Kids, BLM

Seriously Sage Coloring Book a PDF

Bird Feats: book featuring sage grouse for its longest dance and written by SGI Communications Director Deborah Richie

The Wildlife

Birds in a Sagebrush Sea, PDF, by Christine Paige.

To find out more about a whole range of sagebrush wildlife, view the PowerPoint by Kent McAdoo, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Sagebrush Associated Wildlife Species.

Mule deer & sage grouse in Wyoming SGI/TNC study – Did you know mule deer share winter range with sage grouse? Find out more.

The Perilous Journey of Wyoming’s Migrating Pronghorn – award-winning article in High Country News.

Fences:

Guide to making your fences wildlife friendly.

How to install fence markers for sage grouse.

Science to Solutions Series: Marking High-Risk Fences Saves Sage Grouse

Livestock water tanks:

Guide to livestock water tanks and sage grouse.

Guide to ladder design for livestock water tanks.

What is Audubon Rockies doing to help?

CONSERVATION GOAL
Minimize negative impacts of pesticides, water use, and introduced species and maximize wildlife habitat for WatchList and regionally important birds in exurban ranchette communities.

STRATEGY
Engage ranchette owners in the development and implementation of wildlife management plans that address habitat issues, through education and outreach to the ranchette-owner community groups.

Resources:
Audubon At Home

Colorado State University Extension

University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service

Barnyards to Backyards Publication

NRCS (backyard conservation)

Home and Small Acreage Owners

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