November 27, 2017
This new Science to Solutions shows that grass height may not be as crucial to nesting success as previously thought, since hatched nests are measured later than failed nests.
August 28, 2017
New research shows that — done right — livestock grazing may help conserve sage grouse habitat by keeping working ranches profitable and sustainable.
August 10, 2017
The Farm Bill is America’s single largest source of conservation funding for private lands. The 2017 ‘State of the Birds’ report shows the many benefits its programs have delivered to birds, farmers, and rural communities.
August 7, 2017
by Leo Barthelmess | Ranchers working with the NRCS and others are helping sustain and improve habitat in a way that also improves ranch operations.
April 20, 2017
In Montana, landowners have partnered with local land trusts to conserve 2 million acres. Expert Lisa McCauley from NRCS explains why easements work for ranchers and wildlife.
June 30, 2016
The Nature Conservancy has secured conservation easements that preserve both the West’s ranching heritage and sage-grass habitat on 25,000 acres of the Carroll Ranch. The newest 16,000-acre easement was funded in part by the Sage Grouse Initiative.
May 3, 2016
Kevin Guinn, has worked as an NRCS Range Management Specialist since 1980. Today, Kevin is receiving the USDA’s 2016 “Unsung Hero Award” in Washington D.C. for his excellent commitment to conservation. Learn how he works with ranchers to conserve sagebrush rangeland.
March 18, 2016
by Catherine Wightman | Ranchers manage their land to sustain grass production, which benefits bovines and birds on Montana’s agricultural Hi-Line.