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Blending old-school data collection with cutting-edge technology, the Rangeland Analysis Platform (RAP) is an interactive web app designed to assist in monitoring and managing America’s rangeland. 
 
Its conspicuousness makes the Long-billed Curlew easier to study than many other grassland birds, and research has revealed an interesting connection between curlews and working lands.
 
Conservation easements protect critical wildlife habitat while sustaining family ranches, not just for a few decades but for all time.
 
Wetlands of the West are a rare but highly valued landscape for both people and wildlife. 
 
The North Cottonwood Ranch conservation easement will keep a unique and important agricultural property of the Intermountain West unbroken in perpetuity.  
 
The grant funds recently received will address these challenges by building on the work of the two previous NAWCA grant awards.
 
This land acquisition highlights how Costilla County, connectivity, and conservation go hand-in-hand in the Rio Grande’s headwaters.
 
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