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montana conservation grasslands birdsHow Do Conservation Easements Work?

…landowners protect vital water resources, like this seasonal wetland in Montana’s prairie pothole region, through conservation easements. What are the benefits of easements for ranchers? Each landowner’s conservation objectives differ…

sagebrush-steppeConservation Easements Continue to Protect Idaho’s Pioneers-To-Craters Landscape

…priority for SGI and other conservation groups, ranchers, and communities in the Pioneers-to-Craters. A long legacy of local partnerships has built a strong foundation for using conservation easements to protect…

sage grouse initiative works in the Pioneers-Crater landscape in Idaho.Conservation Easements Protect a Special Place in Idaho

conservation organizations like The Nature Conservancy and Wood River Land Trust, and agencies, including USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), to safeguard wildlife habitat and protect the ranching way of…

Conservation Easements in Montana Improve Sage-Grouse Migration

Birds don’t stop at human-made map boundaries. They don’t know the difference between Canada and the U.S., or between a private ranch and public land. That’s why conservation easements are…

Conservation Working For Ranchers And Sage Grouse In The West

…Grouse Conservation Campaign. These lands, like Kip Alexander’s ranch, are protected from conversion under permanent conservation easements and remain privately owned, allowing the ranchers and their families to maintain traditional…

Masini family Preserves Lush Oasis for Bi-State Sage Grouse in Nevada

…pledged will help pay for conservation easements. “With proactive conservation investments, we’re helping farmers and ranchers who are improving habitat through voluntary efforts to stabilize this population of sage grouse,”…

The Conservation Gift That Benefits Us For Countless Years to Come

…is a conservation easement. Conservation easements keep agricultural lands working for future generations. They also benefit wildlife, water quality, grasslands and soil. A conservation easement is a voluntary legal agreement…

Keeping It Together: Large Landscape Conservation in the Upper Green River, Wyoming

…that much more important to combine forces to bring about landscape conservation. Thankfully, a coalition is already in motion here, bringing conservation planning and funding tools to enact projects in…

PF magazine photoPHEASANTS FOREVER Magazine | Of Partners, Promises and Prairie Treasures

…positions, providing additional capacity and getting more done on the ground. Photo: Greg M. Peters Conservation Easements Habitat loss through development is the most irreversible threat to sage grouse. Conservation

Sage Grouse Conservation Also Helps Mule Deer Migration Routes, Study Finds

…“And conservation easements can address site-specific conservation needs of migrating mule deer, representing a critical piece of the conservation puzzle.” Still, many important mule deer habitats lie outside of grouse…