Tag: voluntary conservation

Plans To Save Bi-State Sage Grouse in Nevada Gain Momentum

April 12, 2016

By Sean Whaley | “We’re ‘all in’ to make a difference for this bird over the long term,” said Thad Heater, Sage Grouse Initiative’s national coordinator, in this recent Las Vegas Review-Journal article.

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Voluntary conservation that works -Sage Grouse InitiativeHistoric Conservation Campaign Protects Greater Sage-Grouse | ESA Listing Averted

September 22, 2015

An historic conservation partnership helped the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service determine that the species did not warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act. Now in its sixth year, the Sage Grouse Initiative is a key catalyst for the voluntary, partnership-based work that is conserving America’s sagebrush sea.

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New England Cottontail | Another Success Story for Proactive Voluntary Conservation

September 11, 2015

Landowners on the East Coast brought about a major success today with their voluntary conservation efforts for the New England cottontail. Partners announced that foresters and farmers have helped prevent the need to list the New England cottontail under the Endangered Species Act.

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Bi-Partisan Commentary | Voluntary Conservation Works Across Party Lines

September 2, 2015

A new bi-partisan commentary came out yesterday in Roll Call by Bruce Knight and Dave White, both former chiefs for the Natural Resources Conservation Service. These two conservation experts agree that voluntary programs–like the Sage Grouse Initiative–that improve water, soil, and wildlife habitat are programs that unite Republicans and Democrats.

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