Tag: wet meadows

Low-Tech Riparian And Meadow Restoration Keeps Rangelands Greener Longer

October 8, 2018

New research shows low-tech restoration methods increased vegetation productivity by 25% and kept plants greener longer, resulting in greater resiliency.

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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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High School Students Help Restore Montana Sagebrush

July 12, 2018

Partners come together — including youth field crews — to improve working lands for wildlife in southwest Montana.

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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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Pictured holding his iconic walking stick, Zeedyk is a riparian restoration expert here to teach Montana managers his unique methods for repairing meadows like this one in sagebrush country.Working With Water: Restoring Wet Meadows in the Sage

November 9, 2017

By Sarah Keller for IWJV | In Montana, land managers and conservationists learned how to restore wet meadows for people and wildlife.

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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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Getting dirty is fun in Gunnison! Learning how to build rock structures in wet meadows means lots of mud and heavy lifting, but SGI workshop participants had plenty to smile about as they worked together to fix streams. Photo: Brianna RandallLearning To Think Like Water & Photos From SGI’s 7th Annual Workshop

June 21, 2017

Over 170 sagebrush conservation partners from around the West met in Colorado to learn what’s working for the bird and the herd. Watch the video here!

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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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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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