Tag: conservation easements

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

May 23, 2019

Through NRCS partnerships with the Wood River Land Trust, The Nature Conservancy and local ranching families, two new conservation easements protect an additional 2,500 acres of prime sagebrush habitat in Idaho’s Pioneers-to-Craters landscape.

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elk habitatWildhorse Ranch Project: A Win-Win Partnership To Protect Sagebrush Range

April 21, 2017

Innovative conservation easement with ranchers, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Nevada Dept. of Wildlife, and NRCS preserves agricultural working lands, wildlife habitat, and public land access for future generations.

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Photo of sage grouse in flight by Tatiana Gettelman.Sage Grouse Need Intact Landscapes For Long-Distance Movement

March 28, 2017

New science shows that keeping big landscapes healthy and connected is essential for maintaining bigger-than-expected sage grouse movements.

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wood river land trust sgi featured friendFeatured Friend: Wood River Land Trust

September 8, 2016

In Idaho’s sage grouse country, unique partnerships are protecting precious open spaces. The Wood River Land Trust is spearheading collaborative and creative projects that benefit birds as well as a host of sagebrush-dependent wildlife.

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The new cultivation risk map is available for free on SGI's web app at map.sagegrouseinitiative.comBreaking News | Scientific Research Shows How To Reduce The Risk Of Crop Cultivation To Protect Sage Grouse

July 7, 2016

A new scientific study published in Biological Conservation explains how to reduce the threat of converting native sagebrush habitat into crops. Read how the research can be used on the ground to protect sage grouse.

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cultivation risk map - sage grouse initiativeNew Map Layer Identifies Risk of Converting Sagebrush to Cropland

April 13, 2016

Today, the Sage Grouse Initiative is unveiling a new layer on our interactive web application that shows where the risk of cropland conversion is highest. The new “cultivation risk map” layer predicts where future sagebrush habitat loss could occur based on soils, climate, and topography of existing croplands.

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Featured Friend: The Conservation Fund

February 23, 2016

The Conservation Fund partners with SGI and others on easements that permanently conserve crucial habitat, and that support longevity for both ranchers and birds.

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Conservation Working For Ranchers And Sage Grouse In The West

February 18, 2016

by The Conservation Fund | The Conservation Fund’s Wyoming Sage Grouse Campaign has conserved 15 properties in partnership with SGI and others. We are proud to partner with this group on long-term solutions that benefit birds and ranchers!

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

February 19, 2015

The area between the Pioneer Mountains and Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho is vitally important to sage-grouse and other wildlife. SGI has worked with 26 landowners to enroll 1/3 of the private ranches in the region in conservation easements.

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Conservation Easements in Montana Improve Sage-Grouse Migration

February 13, 2015

Recent conservation easements in Montana help maintain the sage-grouse’s longest-known migration corridor between the U.S. and Canada.

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