Tag: private land conservation
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.
March 21, 2019
New report from the Conservation Effects Assessment Project confirms multiple benefits of removing encroaching conifers.
October 26, 2017
This position will be an employee of Pheasants Forever, and will provide range/wildlife technical assistance for the Sage Grouse Initiative and associated Farm Bill conservation programs to agriculture producers and landowners. Applications due Nov. 8.
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.
December 10, 2015
Today, Secretary Vilsack announced that the USDA will invest $40 million in 2016 to help ranchers and other partners restore and protect sagebrush habitat for sage grouse on privately-owned land. Learn more about this exciting Working Lands for Wildlife partnership here!
November 3, 2015
Read the latest report that tells the conservation story of the Sage Grouse Initiative’s Strategic Watershed Action Team, and the impressive numbers behind their hard work in the field.
October 2, 2015
Michael Brown, a Sage Grouse Initiative range and wildlife conservationist in Washington, forged a new connection with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Partners Program to make sure a willing landowner could accomplish as much as possible to improve conditions for the eastern Washington’s sage grouse.
June 8, 2015
We are pleased to announce the arrival of the Sand County Foundation’s publication “Stories From The Range,” which features six different ranchers’ sage grouse conservation successes, including SGI projects.
April 6, 2015
This story on voluntary range improvements by Montana ranchers Patrick and Christy Lohof appears in the new Spring edition of John Deere’s The Furrow magazine. Read on to see excerpts from “To lek with grazing” by Martha Mintz.
April 3, 2015
By working with the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program and the Sage Grouse Initiative, the Hellyers have reaped benefits for their livestock, as well as sage grouse, and the many wildlife species that depend on their rangelands.