The cover photo for issue 56:1 was taken by Rick McEwan. It features a male sage grouse displaying in sagebrush. Many sage grouse breeding habitats fall on private rangeland, and therefore partnerships between ranchers and conservationists are crucial for this species.

The image accompanies the article, Unintended habitat loss on private land from grazing restrictions on public rangelands, by Runge et al, which is a part of our new Spotlight on Landscapeā€level design for managing biodiversity in agroecosystems.