Tag: restoration

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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Amid the skeletons of burned sagebrush, cheatgrass creates a monoculture if untreated post-wildfire. Photo: Mike PellantDon’t Get Cheated By Invasive Grasses

August 17, 2020

Farmers and ranchers can’t afford to ignore the economic challenges posed by cheatgrass.

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Idaho Launches the Cheatgrass Challenge

July 8, 2020

Read all about Idaho’s new effort to tackle cheatgrass, an invasive annual grass that is causing serious issues across western rangelands.

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Cheatgrass is an annual invasive plant that crowds out native plants in sagebrush range.Webinar Replay | Restoration of Annual Grass Invaded Landscapes

July 6, 2020

Overview of the devastating impacts of annual invasive grasses, regional scale strategies to tackle the problem, on-the-ground examples of restoration, and introduction to a new rangeland restoration herbicide providing multi-year annual grass control.

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Webinar | Low-Tech Wet Meadow Restoration: Reading the Landscape to Recognize Opportunities

June 16, 2020

Webinar | Replay Available, Original date: July 22, 2020 | Join river restoration experts Shawn Conner and Jeremy Maestas to learn about low-tech restoration practices and how to “read” a riverscape to discern where to best prioritize limited restoration resources.

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Early 2020 Webinar Replay Roundup

June 10, 2020

Webinar Roundup | Watch on-demand replays of recent sagebrush and sage grouse-focused webinars all first presented in early 2020.

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Beavers, Water, and Fire—A New Formula for Success

November 6, 2018

National Wildlife Federation Blog | Low-tech stream restoration works wonders for people and wildlife.

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What Is Low-Tech Stream Restoration?

August 27, 2018

River expert Joe Wheaton explains how simple, cost-effective, hand-built structures are helping repair streams across the West.

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Volunteers participated in a hands-on training day to learn how to install simple rock structures that improve natural water storage and restore wet habitat. Photo: Brianna RandallStarter Guide For Healing Degraded Meadows With Hand-Built Structures In Sagebrush Country

June 4, 2018

New NRCS Technical Note provides a case study from Colorado’s Gunnison Basin to help partners replicate cost-effective watershed restoration techniques.

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Liz With and Greg Peterson have a wonderful working relationship, an important ingredient for SGI conservation success in sagebrush country.Meet Greg: A Sagebush Habitat Hero

June 27, 2017

by Jodi Stemler | Check out this multimedia story about how an SGI-enrolled rancher is leading the way in stewarding working lands and wildlife on his ranch in Colorado’s Gunnison Basin.

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