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Partners are investing significant resources in sage-grouse conservation throughout the West. To date, most conservation actions have targeted breeding and nesting habitats due to the lack of...
July 22, 2014 (Reno, Nevada) – The sage grouse straddling the California and Nevada border now have a fighting chance to recover and thrive without a need for listing under the Endangered Species...
The Rio Grande has been the lifeblood of the valleys and civilizations it flowed through for more than 3,000 years. But this river is disappearing.
Flathead Land Trust and its partners recently received approval by the North American Wetland Conservation Act (NAWCA) Council to fund a $1 million grant proposal to conserve some of these important...

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Webinar - Decision support for sage-grouse conservation through range wide mapping of scarce wetland resources

Partners are investing significant resources in sage-grouse conservation throughout the West. To date, most conservation actions have targeted breeding and nesting habitats due to the lack of information necessary to address other lifecycle needs.

Sage Grouse Champions on California & Nevada Border: Bi-State Local Area Working Group

July 22, 2014 (Reno, Nevada) – The sage grouse straddling the California and Nevada border now have a fighting chance to recover and thrive without a need for listing under the Endangered Species Act. The Sage Grouse Initiative commends a group of unsung champions from ranchers to conservationists to agencies who have quietly worked for the past decade to craft the 2012 Bi-State Action Plan and put it into action. SGI now features the Bi-State Local Area Working Group as a shining model of cooperative conservation.

Disappearing Rio Grande

The Rio Grande has been the lifeblood of the valleys and civilizations it flowed through for more than 3,000 years. But this river is disappearing.

$1 Million Grant Approved to Fund Conservation of Migratory Bird Habitat

Flathead Land Trust and its partners recently received approval by the North American Wetland Conservation Act (NAWCA) Council to fund a $1 million grant proposal to conserve some of these important wetlands and agricultural lands.

Webinar on Public Lands and Private Waters

IWJV's Spatial Ecologist, Patrick Donnelly recently presented to the Migratory Bird-Joint Venture Geospatial Working Group. His presentation called "Public lands and private waters: wetland scarcity and land tenure structure sage-grouse distributions" is now available to watch here.

Conserving the Stage: Identifying a Resilient Network of Conservation Lands in the Northwest

The Nature Conservancy completed its assessment of landscape resilience to climate change across the interior northwest earlier this year and is now expanding its analysis to ecoregions west of the Cascades.

Birder’s Guide to Conservation & Community

Have you seen the first issue of Birder’s Guide to Conservation & Community? The American Birding Associations’s goal with this issue is to highlight the efforts being made by birders in the realms of habitat conservation and environmental education, which both lead to healthier bird populations.

Southern Oregon Northeastern California Landowner Factsheet

The Southern Oregon-Northeastern California (SONEC) landscape is a unique region that has been identified as a continentally important migration and breeding area for birds moving along the Pacific Flyway. Comprised of eight counties across Oregon, California, and Nevada, this is some of the most productive land on the continent for livestock and wetland birds. Download this resource and share with partners.

Idaho Bird Conservation Partnership Provides Training to NRCS staff, others

In April, the Idaho Bird Conservation Partnership (IBCP) hosted three Bird Conservation on Private Lands workshops for Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) field staff and others who work with private landowners.

Science to Solutions Series: Predicting the Outcome of Wyoming's Sage Grouse Conservation Strategy

Wyoming supports nearly 40% of the world’s sage-grouse population, yet much of the state’s sagebrush habitat is undergoing rapid transformation for energy and residential development.

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