Conservation Roundup: Fall 2014

The Rio Grande Agricultural Land Trust (RGALT) works to conserve the natural resources and rural quality of life in southwest New Mexico. Farmers and conservationists are protecting the Rio Grande corridor for people, birds and those to come. Click here to learn more.
Diverse parties are working together under the coordinated efforts of the Intermountain West Joint Venture State Conservation Partnership to focus on developing a long-term vision and tools for wetlands conservation in Washington’s Channeled Scablands. Find out what they are doing here.
A habitat extremist, the Mountain Plover dwells in burned, grazed, tilled and other such disturbed places across the Intermountain West. Conservation efforts for this bird require the support of private landowners and public land managers to keep their grassland and agricultural land habitats intact.
In an era of level or decreasing funding for wildlife habitat and natural resource conservation, organizations have to be continuously innovative and strategic to keep in the black. Keep reading here to learn about national funding trends and potential methods for finding and preserving your organization’s funding pools.
The O’Toole family ranches on the Wyoming/Colorado border. Each person on the ranch is responsible for a different segment of the operation, but everyone works together to accomplish necessary tasks. Click here to read about the O’Toole’s and their dedication to conservation.
Two new biologists are providing technical assistance to livestock producers and helping them access funding to repair aging infrastructure. This is to ensure that flood-irrigated wet meadows are available for grazing, haying and migrating birds. Meet these new hires here.
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