Partners

Conserving Prime Hay Ground As Well As Colorado’s Famous Elk and Deer

August 23, 2021

The Etchart Family worked with the NRCS, TNC, and the CO Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust to place much of the ranch in a conservation easement protecting this prime working land from development and preserving habitat for elk, deer, and sage grouse.

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Washington Ranch Preserves Sagebrush Rangeland in Perpetuity

May 26, 2021

New conservation easement in Washington state preserves more than 2,000 acres of native sagebrush range in critical sage grouse habitat, adding to a 6,800-acre easement the neighboring ranch placed under a conservation easement in 2019.

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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.

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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Idaho Launches the Cheatgrass Challenge

July 8, 2020

Read all about Idaho’s new effort to tackle cheatgrass, an invasive annual grass that is causing serious issues across western rangelands.

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Ask an Expert | Mitch Faulkner, 2020 Rangeland Management Specialist of the Year, Talks Partnerships and More

May 27, 2020

Mitch Faulkner, 2020 NRCS Rangeland Management Specialist of the Year, talks about the partnerships that have advanced rangeland conservation across boundaries in South Dakota.

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Success Story | Innovative Small Business Owner Integral to Restoring Grazing Lands

May 6, 2020

Meet Cecil Swaggart, an innovative small business owner whose expertise is advancing sagebrush restoration in the West.

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SGI’s “Ranching First” Approach Proves Key to Protecting Ranch in Washington

March 10, 2020

The Keane Ranch is now protected from development in perpetuity thanks to a conservation easement supported, in part, by the USDA-NRCS Sage Grouse Initiative. Photo courtesy of CDLT. The early morning sunlight dances across the hill tops, slowly lighting up the canyon walls just outside Wenatchee, Washington. On the surface nothing is different about this […]

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Western Working Lands for Wildlife 2019 Workshop – Rangeland Resiliency

Read about the workshop and conference in Twin Falls, Idaho and follow along with the second-day field tour across Idaho and Utah.

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Woody Invasion Impacts Water on Great Plains

March 26, 2019

Science to Solutions – New research details impacts to water from encroaching eastern redcedar and other conifers on landscapes in the Great Plains. Similar impacts occur on sagebrush lands from encroaching conifers like pinyon juniper.

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