Ranching & Agriculture
A study comparing insect communities in grazed, rested, and idled pastures in Montana found that the types of insects that provide a critical food source for sage grouse chicks and other shrub- and grassland-dependent birds were 13 percent more prevalent on managed versus idled rangelands.
Grazing systems are a haven for grassland birds.
The Skagit Land Trust has made climate change part of its conservation strategy that guides the trust on which lands to protect to provide the most benefit to the community and area wildlife.
How farmers’ business partners benefit from conservation.
How on-farm conservation can generate financial value: New study details how conservation benefits farmers, bankers and insurers.
Governor Cuomo announces $16.8 million to protect water quality across New York State: Funding provided to 27 county soil and water Conservation Districts for 54 agricultural water quality conservation projects.
“Precision Conservation” could provide economic benefits to farmers while creating a positive environmental impact.
Not farming some land increases profitability?
For the 11th year, a Wisconsin farmer has been singled out for utilizing conservation practices and a land ethic that fit with those established by one of the state’s revered conservationists — Aldo Leopold.
For a new generation of farmers, accessing land is the first step toward tackling consolidation.
Rural summit teaches land conservation lessons from Maryland.
Wheeler County partners Restoring creeks to peaks, boosting rural economy. “This project has demonstrated that conservation creates and sustains jobs and brings economic activity to communities,” said Damon Brosnan, NRCS District Conservationist. It’s a win-win for people and for the land.”
Partnership announced by Beneficial-Use Water Alliance and the Wyoming Stock Growers Association.
Protecting the 'sponge': Preserving forests in Mississippi headwaters boosts water quality.
Wildlife, Recreation & Education
Audubon releases grasslands report for Chicago area on how land management practices are affecting birds.
BLM publishes new sage grouse plans, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership comments.
Vermont governor highlights Route 15 wildlife underpass project in Wolcott, which will include a wildlife shelf under the Route 15 bridge that encourages wildlife to pass safely under the bridge, in addition to tree plantings on the surrounding lands along the bridge that will allow wildlife to safely approach the underpass.
Michigan made better choices on forest management: Good Neighbor Authority has proven to be a good choice.
USDA Forest Service purchases conservation wasement to protect environmentally sensitive lands on Jack’s Valley Ranch.
Unique agreement allows Santa Rosa County land to be preserved for timber harvesting.