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Working Lands Snapshot | WILDFLOWERS

March 18, 2021

Learn all about wildflowers, also called forbs, in this Western Working Lands Snapshot.

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Healthy Grass Equals Profitable Ranches

March 15, 2021

The Blair family has worked hard to make their ranch profitable and resilient which benefits wildlife and the next generation. Read all about their work with SGI and other groups that have helped them earn a 2020 Leopold Conservation Award.

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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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