The transfer involved a team of biologists from Alberta Environment and Parks, and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. The birds were captured in Montana and have been released at three mating sites in southeastern Alberta.
Joel Nicholson is a species-at-risk biologist with Alberta Environment and Parks. He is my special guest on this week’s podcast.
Podcast Interview with Joel Nicholson
Sage-grouse are an endangered species in Alberta and require the help of a number of conservation organizations. The Alberta Conservation Association, Alberta Fish and Game Association, industry partners and land-owners are working together to ensure sage grouse will have an opportunity to establish a foothold in Alberta.
There are only three breeding sites remaining in Alberta. Removing buildings, trees and power poles will help protect new brood stock from predation.
Tentative first steps of a sage grouse hen as she takes in her new Alberta home.