Tag: NRCS

Ask an Expert | Curtis Elke, Idaho-NRCS State Conservationist, Talks Cheatgrass and More

September 1, 2020

The Cheatgrass Challenge is a new, proactive strategy outlining Idaho NRCS’s plans to tackle invasive annual grasses. Read on for an interview with the NRCS State Conservationists for Idaho, Curtis Elke. Across the West, annual invasive grasses like cheatgrass, medusa head, and ventenata are posing serious threats to rangeland health, wildlife populations, and rural communities. […]

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Ask an Expert | Mitch Faulkner, 2020 Rangeland Management Specialist of the Year, Talks Partnerships and More

May 27, 2020

Mitch Faulkner, 2020 NRCS Rangeland Management Specialist of the Year, talks about the partnerships that have advanced rangeland conservation across boundaries in South Dakota.

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GWW and GSG side-by-sideBirds of a Feather on Working Lands

August 20, 2019

Read about how Working Lands for Wildlife is benefiting the golden-winged warbler and the greater sage grouse, two bird species that have more in common than expected.

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Sustainable Ranching in Utah: A Boon For Wildlife And Livestock

June 12, 2019

Sustainable Ranching in Utah: A Boon for Wildlife and Livestock | Read how Stephen and Kris Ellis keep their family tradition alive and strong on the Circle Bar Ranch.

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Conversation with Rangeland Management Specialist of the Year, Rebecca Knapp

April 24, 2019

In February, the Society for Rangeland Management awarded Rebecca Knapp its highest honor, Rangeland Management Specialist of the Year. We sat down with Knapp to discuss her approach to conservation and how SGI has helped her efforts.

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Without Telling our Story, It’s Just a Bunch of Work

February 19, 2019

Tim Griffiths, West Working Lands for Wildlife Coordinator takes a moment to introduce the team behind WLFW’s SGI and LPCI communications efforts.

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The Conservation Gift That Benefits Us For Countless Years to Come

January 4, 2018

by Brianna Randall | Conserving our natural resources is one of the ways we can give back to our children, communities, and economy for years to come. And the gift that keeps on giving is a conservation easement.

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Bats, Butterflies, Bobwhites and More! New Videos About Working Lands For Wildlife

December 19, 2017

Learn how NRCS has been scaling up the cooperative, science-based conservation model that’s working for sagebrush wildlife to focal landscapes across America.

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Flames racing across sagebrushNew NRCS Resource Aims to Reduce Wildfire Impacts in Sage Grouse Country

March 31, 2016

A new resource released by the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service will help private and public land managers work collaboratively to get ahead of the curve and reduce risks from megafires using fuel breaks. Large-scale wildfires are one of the greatest threats to sage grouse and sagebrush ecosystems in the West.

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SGI’s new coordinator brings extensive experience and a history of success sage grouse and sagebrush conservation.Meet Thad Heater, SGI’s New Coordinator

January 10, 2016

The SGI Team is happy to announce the recent selection of Thad Heater as SGI’s new permanent coordinator. Thad brings extensive experience and a history of success working to conserve natural resources throughout the West.

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