Tag: private land conservation
June 30, 2016
The Nature Conservancy has secured conservation easements that preserve both the West’s ranching heritage and sage-grass habitat on 25,000 acres of the Carroll Ranch. The newest 16,000-acre easement was funded in part by the Sage Grouse Initiative.
December 10, 2015
Today, Secretary Vilsack announced that the USDA will invest $40 million in 2016 to help ranchers and other partners restore and protect sagebrush habitat for sage grouse on privately-owned land. Learn more about this exciting Working Lands for Wildlife partnership here!
November 3, 2015
Read the latest report that tells the conservation story of the Sage Grouse Initiative’s Strategic Watershed Action Team, and the impressive numbers behind their hard work in the field.
October 2, 2015
Michael Brown, a Sage Grouse Initiative range and wildlife conservationist in Washington, forged a new connection with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Partners Program to make sure a willing landowner could accomplish as much as possible to improve conditions for the eastern Washington’s sage grouse.
June 8, 2015
We are pleased to announce the arrival of the Sand County Foundation’s publication “Stories From The Range,” which features six different ranchers’ sage grouse conservation successes, including SGI projects.
April 6, 2015
This story on voluntary range improvements by Montana ranchers Patrick and Christy Lohof appears in the new Spring edition of John Deere’s The Furrow magazine. Read on to see excerpts from “To lek with grazing” by Martha Mintz.
April 3, 2015
By working with the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program and the Sage Grouse Initiative, the Hellyers have reaped benefits for their livestock, as well as sage grouse, and the many wildlife species that depend on their rangelands.
February 3, 2015
Cooperative projects like this water delivery design with Jay Yust help both ranchers and wildlife thrive on the Colorado range.
January 8, 2015
Meet our January 2015 Featured Friend: Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust. To date, the Land Trust has worked with 57 families to complete 77 conservation easements totaling more than 204,000 acres of productive ranch land. Almost half of these acres are within sage grouse core areas.
August 24, 2014
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife hopes to restore and reconnect sage grouse habitat in eastern Washington by capturing and releasing sage grouse from Oregon and Nevada in the Swanson Lakes Wildlife Area.