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Creating Jobs Through Conservation in Southwest Montana

March 22, 2022

In southwest Montana, a creative partnership is improving sagebrush habitat, providing jobs, and empowering youth, one project at a time.

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“Defend the Core” — Fighting back against rangeland invaders in sagebrush country

February 24, 2022

Working Lands for Wildlife is leading a new charge to Defend the Core and fighting back against invasive annual grasses.

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Publication Alert: A geographic strategy for cross-jurisdictional, proactive management of invasive annual grasses in Oregon

February 23, 2022

A new “Defend the Core” strategy for addressing invasive annual grasses is emerging in Oregon and it parallels other efforts across the West.

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Publication Alert: Defend the Core: Maintaining intact rangelands by reducing vulnerability to invasive annual grasses

February 22, 2022

Defend the Core is an emerging, proactive strategy being used by a variety of efforts across the West to defend intact rangeland cores from threats like invasive annual grasses and woodland expansion. Learn more about this innovative approach.

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New Year, New Connections, New Opportunities

January 26, 2022

With two Frameworks for Conservation Action addressing the most pressing threats facing the sagebrush and Great Plains grassland biomes, 2022 promises to be a big year for Working Lands for Wildlife across the West.

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Beaver ponds provide a refuge for fish and wildlife in a burned landscape near Hailey, Idaho. Photo: Joe WheatonBeaver Breaks: How Beavers (and low-tech riparian restoration) Help Reduce Impacts From Fire

November 29, 2021

Beaver ponds produce great wet habitat which then provides a refuge for fish and wildlife in a burned landscape near Hailey, Idaho. Photo: Joe Wheaton Beavers once lived in nearly every watershed in the U.S. Their constant engineering created vast wetlands that provided critically important habitat for a diverse array of wildlife and plant species. […]

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Ask an Expert: The Ascent and Spread of Annual Invasive Grasses in the Great Basin

Ask an Expert: Join Joe Smith as he discusses his new research highlighting how annual invasive grasses are spreading in the Great Basin and what this means for conservation.

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Cheatgrass is an annual invasive plant that crowds out native plants in sagebrush range.Publication Alert: Annual Invasive Grasses Spreading Through Great Basin to Higher Elevations and Northern Aspects

November 23, 2021

Working Lands for Wildlife research is showing that annual invasive grasses are moving up in elevation and to more northern aspects throughout the Great Basin. >>READ THE STUDY<<   Sweeping sagebrush and salt desert shrublands typify the Great Basin – a 200,000-square-mile landscape that encompasses much of Nevada and parts of Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Wyoming, […]

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