In New Mexico’s Middle Rio Grande, conservation partners look at farmland owners as allies. They are a major part of the big-picture perspective that wetland conservationists have in this bottleneck in the Central Flyway.
Sage grouse, deer, pronghorn, elk, and the waterfowl reliant on North America’s “duck factory” all depend on healthy native grasslands in north-central Montana. These partners are building a community that keeps this system intact.
Restoration work through the Idaho Mesic Rangeland Resources Enhancement Project is gaining momentum thanks to funds from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) passed by Congress in 2021.
Targeted NRCS funding for flood irrigation infrastructure in the San Luis Valley recognizes the role flood irrigation plays for wildlife, for the watershed, and for the community.