Tools and Resources for Habitat Management
Here are some helpful tools and resources we have found that provide more information on habitat protection and restoration of sage grouse populations
Grasslands Beneficial Management Practices Tool
Commission for Environmental Cooperation tool with 100 beneficial management practices identified through a meta-analysis of publications, reports, and documents regarding grassland stewardship from ranchers, ranching associations, conservation organizations, government programs and academic institutions published between 1993 and 2013.
Density and Disturbance Calculation Tool
In Wyoming, landowners can use this tool to evaluate disturbance percentages, location, and number of disturbances of suitable sage-grouse habitat within the area affected by a project.
Oregon Wildfire Risk Explorer
The Wildfire Risk Explorer digital library aims to make information about Oregon's wildfire risks available to users. The portal was developed in response to the statewide Communities-At-Risk (CAR) Assessment completed by the Oregon Department of Forestry in 2005 and a need to support Community Wildfire Protection Planning.
Fence Collision Risk Tool
The Fence Collision Risk Tool is a GIS map available to state wildlife agencies and NRCS field offices range-wide. The tool can be used to map out high-risk areas and plan fence marking and mitigation projects locally or across landscapes.
Sage-Grouse Local Working Group Locator
The Sage-grouse Local Working Group (LWG) Locator is a web-based, geographically-linked database that describes Local Working Groups and what types of projects and conservation efforts have been identified in their area.
The Snake River Field Station of the Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center developed and now maintains this database of the spatial information needed to address management of sage-grouse and sagebrush steppe habitats in the western United States.
This calculator provides a simple and prompt means of analyzing your grazing program as your work your way through the grazing season. It will make management decisions much easier and give you confidence that you are on track with your grazing plan.
U.S Drought Portal
Drought is one of the most costly natural disasters affecting the U.S. The National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) was established in 2006 (NIDIS Act) to help begin to move society from a reactive response to drought to a proactive stance.
Utah Conservation Data Center
An integral part of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, the Utah Conservation Data Center (UCDC) is the central repository for Utah biodiversity information.