Conservation Roundup: Fall 2015

Community outreach made it clear that protection of the river corridors and senior water rights were a priority. So with the help of many partners, the Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust launched the collaborative, landscape-scale conservation effort, the Rio Grande Initiative.
Satellite tracking data of the Long-billed Curlew is showing how important working lands (e.g., flood-irrigated fields) are to its breeding success. Understanding the Long-billed Curlew’s compatibility with land-use patterns is an important stepping-stone for conservation efforts.
Maggie Creek Ranch in Nevada has proven you can have healthy fish and wildlife habitat along with a sustainable ranching operation. Find out how this ranch partners with neighbors across private and public lands.
A new study on sagebrush bird responses to juniper removal is a recent example of IWJV and Sage Grouse Initiative science investments. Continued investment in applied science is our conservation model for today and tomorrow. Discover this study’s findings here.
Capacity grants are pivotal for facilitating new partnerships and for achieving landscape scale bird habitat conservation. Find out which projects were awarded capacity grants in 2015.
The IWJV Management Board thanked a key leader for his vision and staff resources that helped forward one of the largest conservation efforts in the West. Click here to find out more about this instrumental contribution.
The 8th Annual Private Lands Partner Day took place in the Nebraska Sandhills this past September. This national gathering of private landowners and conservation partners is designed to promote landscape level, voluntary collaborations to ensure that working landscapes continue to provide for both people and nature.
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