1. Crossroads (5:16)

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    from Conservation Media / Added

    This is a short film we produced for MT Audubon about the impact oil & gas development has on sage grouse, a species recently warranted for listing under the Endangered Species Act. This film features selections from an interview we did with David Allen Sibley last year. Enjoy. New content posted regularly on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ConservationMedia

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    • OREGON: Mountain to Mountain High Desert Wildlife

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      from Larry Arbanas / Added

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      South Central Oregon is a well-kept secret, one of those amazing places you just have to visit to understand. These are wide open spaces...literally where the Mule Deer and Pronghorn Antelope play...and the Bighorn Sheep, Sage Grouse, Sandhill Crane, Pygmy Short-horned Lizard, White Pelican, Yellow-bellied Marmot, Bald Eagle, White-tailed Jackrabbit, Black-billed Magpie...if you're a nature lover, you'll get the idea when you arrive!

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      • Greater Sage Grouse

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        The iconic Sage Grouse is one of the symbols of the High Plains. Most people go to Wyoming to see them, but they are also in Utah, and other places. These birds were filmed at a public lek not an hour away from Salt Lake City. It is accessible by automobile, no 4 wheel drive required. Like at all grouse leks. you need to get there before dawn, be quiet, and don't walk around. Because these birds were filmed from 50-80 meters away, the sounds are not as rich as from a closer recording. Mostly the low-pitched plopping and gulping comes through, with the whistles and rubs hard to hear. But the choosy female still rules, as these males try to attract her, even into June. They started this in March. There were about 20 birds on this lek.

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        • Sage Grouse at Leahy Junction on March 23rd 2013

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          from Charles Erwin / Added

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          Taken with my Panasonic 4/3 GF2 at a 40mm to 150mm lens through my friends spotting scope. We arrived an hour before sunrise and took pictures and video of the birds in their lek.

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          • Looking for Mr. Sage Grouse

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            from Dan Cepeda / Added

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            We get up very early to witness the spring mating ritual of the sage grouse in Wyoming. www.trib.com

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            • Spotted (Owl) History

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              from HagarFILMS / Added

              What did we learn from the spotted owl where billions of dollars were wasted, hundreds of thousands of jobs lost, entire towns boarded up, just because environmentalists used bad science to incorrectly influence a prejudiced federal judge. Now, a court ordered National Fish and Wildlife determination about the greater sage grouse could seriously curtail recreation, agriculture and renewable energy development across the west. Haven't we already learned this lesson? HagarFILMS produced this campaign of 3 x :30 second ads on the topic for the Western Energy Alliance, a follow up to our 2013 Common Ground campaign about protecting water, air, land and wildlife with responsible energy production.

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              • Save the Last Dance - Teaser

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                The book, “Save the Last Dance," will demonstrate the unique captivating displays of all North American grouse and also explain why these species are worth caring about.

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                • Sagebrush Conservation - A Rancher's Perspective

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                  from Conservation Media / Added

                  This is an unused sequence from a larger film we did about the conservation of sagebrush habitat and its sage-dependent species. Disturbances such as oil and gas development and residential development have been displacing sage-dependent species at rates simply incompatible with their long-term persistence. Umbrella species like sage grouse have been so extensively pressured in the last century that they occupy only about 50% of their original range and are at about 50% density within that occupied range. If we can conserve sage haitats enough to support healthy grouse populations, we can protect virtually everything else dependent on this unique ecosystem.

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                  • Emmett IdahoHigh School students visit a sage Grouse Lek

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                    from Gary O. Grimm / Added

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                    This is one of nine videos we produced for the U.S, Fish and Wildlife Service "Sage Grouse in the Schools Project" during outings in two different locations in Idaho. This one is an overview of the time students spent looking at a Sage Grouse Lek near Midvale Idaho. ( I will find a link the the U.S. Fish and Wildlife YouTube channel where the other 8 videos can be viewed)

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                    • Sage Grouse In The Schools - Emmett, Idaho April, 2012

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                      from Gary O. Grimm / Added

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                      Note! This video was selected to be shown at the Egyptian Theatre during the Annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival, in Boise Idaho on March 9. 2013. This video is a composite of footage taken on April 17, 2012 as Emmett High School Students visited an active Sage Grouse Lek and worked with a landowner on a habitat improvement project near Midvale, Idaho. This daylong outing was organized by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and many other partners, including The Nature Conservancy, involved in the Sage Grouse in the Schools program, which offers several other similar outings to schools in Idaho during the spring Sage Grouse Lek season. (See the list of partners in the last title slide in the video)

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