The ICF works worldwide to conserve cranes and the ecosystems, watersheds, and flyways on which they depend. Most of the world’s cranes are rare, endangered, or in decline; however, the remarkable recovery of Sandhill Cranes is a story of true conservation success. Sandhill Cranes are proof that when private and public landowners commit to sharing their lands with cranes, when they truly benefit from that commitment, and when broad public support ensures policies that promote the protection and wise management of wetlands, cranes and many other species of wildlife can thrive among us. As part of ICF’s Strategic Planning for our Sandhill Crane Program, we are visiting sites that embody this commitment that are crucial to keep the recovery of the Sandhill crane on track. Malheur National Wildlife Refuge fills many critical needs for Sandhill Cranes, and other wetland and water dependent birds. Read More