Sage Grouse Initiative

Agency: Natural Resources and Conservation Service
Program Website:

About The Program

The Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI) is a partnership of ranchers, agencies, universities, non-profit groups, and businesses that embrace a common vision: wildlife conservation through sustainable ranching.

Launched by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in 2010, SGI applies the power of the Farm Bill to fund and certify voluntary conservation projects in sage grouse strongholds across 11 western states.

Contact Info

Kelsey Molloy Malta | (406) 654-1334 ext:119
Luke McCarthy Glasgow | (406) 228-4321 ext: 132
Heather Nenninger Forsyth | (406) 346-7333 ext: 109
Justin Hughes Ekalaka | (406) 775-6355 ext:112