Tag: wet habitat

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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Job Announcement: Sagebrush Landscape Restoration Specialist in Idaho

February 20, 2018

This position will work with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Idaho Governor’s Office of Species Conservation, and other stakeholders to restore wet meadow, mesic, and wetland areas.

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BEEF Magazine | Thomas Brothers Make The Ground Better In Idaho

February 14, 2018

By Brianna Randall | Partnering with the USDA-led Sage Grouse Initiative helps young ranchers improve the land for both sage grouse and cattle.

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Photo of Gunnison sage-grouse by Lance BeeneyCOOL GREEN SCIENCE | The Stream Whisperer Restores Sage Grouse Habitat

August 23, 2017

by Brianna Randall | Bill Zeedyk teaches Westerners how to “think like water” to restore precious wet habitat in the sagebrush desert.

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Stewardship With Vision | David Spicer Conserves Habitat In Nevada

June 23, 2017

Nevada rancher and miner shares his story of why he believes in conserving Nevada’s Oasis Valley in a new video produced by the Western Landowners Alliance.

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Healthy mesic habitat benefits ranchers and wildlife in the west.Water Is Life: Introducing SGI’s Mesic Habitat Conservation Strategy

April 5, 2017

The NRCS-led Sage Grouse Initiative is proud to announce a new conservation strategy that empowers private ranchers and partners to protect and enhance the wet green places that sustain working lands and wildlife.

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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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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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cheap and cheerful restorationSGI Workshop Explores ‘Cheap and Cheerful’ Riparian Restoration to Benefit Wildlife and Ranchers

September 15, 2016

At a recent SGI-sponsored workshop, practitioners from around the West learned from beavers about how to heal streams and store water longer on the range. See the photos and read more.

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