Tag: water

Local Partners Mimic Beavers To Restore Streams In Wyoming

September 22, 2017

SGI field conservationist Mandi Hirsch shares emerging “beaver dam analogue” technology with local partners, which is paying dividends for working lands and wildlife near Lander.

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Sagebrush landscape including a green riparian ribbon in Montana. Credit: iStockNFWF Announces New Sagebrush Landscapes Funding Opportunity

May 22, 2017

The new Sagebrush Landscape Program will support collaborative conservation efforts as well as wet meadow habitat restoration projects in the Western U.S.

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Webinar: Off-Site Water for Riparian Health and Livestock Performance

February 3, 2017

When: February 14, 2017 | 9-10 am PST

Host: NRCS West Technology Center

Click here to watch the On-Demand Replay!

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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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Guzzling Water & Planting Sagebrush | What’s Happening For Sage Grouse On Public Land In Montana

December 20, 2016

Since half of all habitat for greater sage-grouse is on public land, most of it managed by BLM, restoring public rangeland is vital for the birds to thrive. Check out these two BLM habitat improvement projects on sagebrush lands in Montana!

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Oregon Rancher Mike Greeley Enhances Mahogany Mountain For The Bird And The Herd

December 6, 2016

Rancher Mike Greeley uses conservation-minded management to sustain his working lands in eastern Oregon for wildlife and livestock. Check out this video of Mike on his ranch!

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Photo by Michael Neary of Craig Daily Press. Vance Fulton, an engineering technician with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, stands next to a solar energy panel on the property of Doug Davis.Colorado Ranchers Tap Sun To Deliver Water To Livestock & Improve Wildlife Habitat

November 23, 2016

by Michael Neary | Solar-powered water systems, installed with funding from SGI in Colorado, let livestock drink more easily and take pressure off ponds and streams.

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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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The Tree that Ate the West | bioGraphic Magazine

August 18, 2016

by Rebecca Heisman,bioGraphic | When mature juniper cover reaches just 4 percent—picture taking a standard checkerboard and filling in just two and a half of the squares—sage-grouse abandon their leks. Read more about the conifers that are taking over sagebrush rangelands in the West.

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Stands of conifers evenly distributed snow compared with drifting snow in a treeless sagebrush landscape. Photos courtesy of the Agricultural Research ServiceNew Report: Maintaining Sagebrush-Covered Landscapes Keeps Water on the Land for Ranchers and Wildlife

August 4, 2016

by Justin Fritscher | Removing invading conifer trees improves the health of sagebrush ecosystems, providing better habitat for wildlife and better forage for livestock. And now, new science shows these efforts may also help improve late-season water availability, which is crucial for ecosystems in the arid West.

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