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Shared Capacity, Shared Success

February 21, 2021

Learn about the Strategic Action Watershed Team and how these partner-positions are adding significant capacity to NRCS offices across the West.

New technology helps ranchers maximize grass production

February 17, 2021

How much forage have you lost to woody species? The Rangeland Analysis Platform can help quantify forage loss and pinpoint where to invest conservation funding. Join the NRCS for a free webinar about using the RAP to incorporate economics into area-wide planning on February 25 at 3 p.m. ET.

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Western Working Lands Snapshot | Wet Habitat in the West

October 2, 2020

Learn about the wet, or mesic, habitats that cover 2% of the arid West but are critical to wildlife and livestock.

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Sage Whiz Quiz | Life Cycle of Sage Grouse

September 29, 2020

Test your knowledge of the life cycle of sage grouse in this Sage Whiz Quiz.

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Ask an Expert | Curtis Elke, Idaho-NRCS State Conservationist, Talks Cheatgrass and More

September 1, 2020

The Cheatgrass Challenge is a new, proactive strategy outlining Idaho NRCS’s plans to tackle invasive annual grasses. Read on for an interview with the NRCS State Conservationists for Idaho, Curtis Elke. Across the West, annual invasive grasses like cheatgrass, medusa head, and ventenata are posing serious threats to rangeland health, wildlife populations, and rural communities. […]

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Amid the skeletons of burned sagebrush, cheatgrass creates a monoculture if untreated post-wildfire. Photo: Mike PellantDon’t Get Cheated By Invasive Grasses

August 17, 2020

Farmers and ranchers can’t afford to ignore the economic challenges posed by cheatgrass.

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Virtual Workshop | Low-Tech Riverscape Restoration – Aug. 11-14, 2020

July 27, 2020

Join WLFW and Utah State University for a free, four-day, virtual workshop focused on low-tech, process-based riverscape restoration.

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lesser prairie chicken WLFWNew Report Highlights Lesser Prairie-Chicken Initiative Outcomes Since 2010

July 22, 2020

The Lesser Prairie-Chicken Initiative is a Working Lands for Wildlife effort that is focused on rangeland resiliency in the southern Great Plains. Check out this new report to learn more about LPCI’s conservation outcomes since 2010.

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