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
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 Page, Audubon Rockies
Bird Feats: book featuring sage grouse for its longest dance and written by SGI Communications Director Deborah Richie
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.
Livestock water tanks:
What is Audubon Rockies doing to help?
Minimize negative impacts of pesticides, water use, and introduced species and maximize wildlife habitat for WatchList and regionally important birds in exurban ranchette communities.
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.
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