NRCS Spotlights Seven Remarkable Creatures (sage grouse!) & Private Landowner Roles in Conserving Them

May 16, 2014

The Sage Grouse Initiative is proud to be part of the Working Lands for Wildlife partnership of the Natural Resources Conservation Service and today’s celebration of private landowners conserving working lands, as part of National Endangered Species Day. Please read the Blog HERE.

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Today is National Endangered Species Day, and USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is spotlighting how farmers, ranchers and forest landowners make voluntary improvements to their land, helping save habitats for at-risk species.

Owners and managers of working lands coordinate with NRCS through the agency’s Working Lands for Wildlife partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to create and enhance wildlife habitat for many different species, including those facing population troubles. This work helps reverse population declines of seven wildlife species targeted in the partnership as well as provides benefits to other wildlife.

– See more at: http://blogs.usda.gov/2014/05/16/seven-remarkable-creatures-benefiting-from-habitat-enhancements-on-working-lands/#sthash.c01fD3iJ.dpuf

The Sage Grouse Initiative is a partnership-based, science-driven effort that uses voluntary incentives to proactively conserve America’s western rangelands, wildlife, and rural way of life. This initiative is part of Working Lands For Wildlife, which is led by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.