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Success Stories

Our success stories offer snapshots of proactive, science-based conservation efforts that are benefiting working lands and wildlife across the American West.

1,800 Ranchers and Counting!

December 18, 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, the Sage Grouse Initiative caught up with Tim Griffiths, NRCS’s Western Working Lands for Wildlife Coordinator, for a glance back and a peek ahead.

cows and sage grouse hens sharing wet meadow ken miracleOregon Ranchers Sustain “Heart Of The Desert”

November 12, 2018

Maintaining an “emerald island” in the middle of the desert is no small task. Here’s how the Fitzgeralds do it on their Oregon ranch.

#FridaysOnTheFarm | For Future Generations of Ranchers and Sage Grouse

November 2, 2018

Meet David Sceirine, a rancher protecting key wildlife habitat on his family’s ranch near Bridgeport Valley, California.

Partnering To Conserve A Sagebrush Landscape

October 24, 2018

Innovative partnerships with private landowners and public land managers on working rangelands in Southwest Montana are conserving sagebrush country.

Meet Leah Mori: Helping Ranchers Weather Wildfire Storms in Nevada’s Sagebrush Sea

August 20, 2018

This story features Leah Mori, a soil conservation technician in Winnemucca, Nevada, who is combating the twin threats of wildfire and weeds.

#ConservationRoadtrip | Taking No-Till To The Next Level

July 30, 2018

With help from NRCS, Montana rancher returns cropland to permanent grasses and forbs to provide forage for livestock and sage grouse.

Combatting Cheatgrass On Private Ranch Lands In Wyoming Benefits Sage Grouse

July 1, 2018

Learn how Wyoming landowner DeWitt Morris is working with the NRCS-led Sage Grouse Initiative to create a model for other ranchers on how to thwart invasive cheatgrass on Mountain Springs Ranch.

NEW Story Map Highlights Rural Communities & Positive Partnerships

June 28, 2018

Check out this new story map that highlights the people working together across sagebrush rangeland to protect the places that matter to them.