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Ranch Conservation Partnership Thrives In Eastern Montana

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.

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Gunnison rancher Jim Cochran, moving cattle. Jim is also a member of the Gunnison Climate Work Group. Photo: Jaci CochranKeeping Water In Colorado’s Gunnison Basin

June 12, 2017

A collaborative partnership using innovative techniques to restore wet meadows in the Gunnison Basin is paying off for people and wildlife.

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“Ranching Gone Right,” Thanks To Partners Like The Nature Conservancy

May 8, 2017

As a valued partner in the Sage Grouse Initiative, The Nature Conservancy works with landowners across the range on innovative grazing systems, conservation easements, and scientific research that helps to achieve lasting conservation outcomes. Read these excerpts from TNC’s blog and website.

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montana conservation grasslands birdsHow Do Conservation Easements Work?

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.

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Rancher K.D. Leander Leaves A Conservation Legacy in Eastern Washington

February 14, 2017

This late rancher’s early adoption of range conservation practices encouraged his neighbors to also enroll in Sage Grouse Initiative programs. Learn how.

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Eastern Sierra Land Trust - ranchers and cattle in the sun$8 Million Fund Created to Improve Water Quality and Conserve Greater Sage-Grouse in the Eastern Sierra

January 20, 2017

Both the Bi-State population of greater sage-grouse and agricultural ranchlands will benefit from a just-announced $8 million USDA investment in California and Nevada.

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Kennedy Ranch Conservation Improvements Benefit Both Livestock And Wildlife In Utah

August 23, 2016

In northeastern Utah, the Kennedy family’s land ethic and commitment to improving natural resources has led them to expand their ranch. Learn how SGI helped them install water delivery systems and adopt rotational grazing to improve agricultural operations.

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sage grouse fence collision map toolNew Web-Based Tool Helps Save Sage Grouse From Fence Collisions

July 14, 2016

SGI’s interactive web app now features a map layer that helps land managers prioritize where to mark high-risk fences to protect birds. This user-friendly tool allows ranchers and partners to make the most difference for sage grouse across the range.

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A few of SGI's Strategic Watershed Action Team get their hands dirty to test the soil in eastern Montana.Getting Our Hands Dirty at the 6th Annual Sage Grouse Initiative Workshop Tour

July 6, 2016

Last week, range managers, ecologists, and wildlife biologists gathered in Montana to learn from landowners what works for the bird and the herd. Check out the photo story here!

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Tony, a veteran of the Marines, loves animals.Rockin’ TD Ranch Champions Rangeland Conservation in Nevada

June 21, 2016

Tony and Diane Stobiecki partner with the Sage Grouse Initiative to improve habitat for wildlife and their ranch’s bottom line by putting in place projects that improve water delivery, riparian habitat, and rangeland forage.

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