By Published On: December 18, 2023

Our Top 9 from 2023

Our top nine stories of 2023 reflect conservation unfolding at full tilt across the Intermountain West. We covered the gamut of partner successes, looking at everything from how funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is supporting sagebrush conservation in the West to projects that are boosting the resilience of the Klamath Basin. The overriding theme through it all? People coming together to find new and creative ways to make headway against what sometimes seems like an overwhelming tide of conservation challenges.

Reconnection + Renewal on the Sycan River

An oxbow restoration is a glimpse into a brighter future in the Klamath Basin.

Explore the Project

Putting WET to Work

WET is helping land managers leverage their local knowledge to target important areas for land and water conservation.

Dive into WET

BIL Hits the Ground in Sagebrush Country

Collaborative efforts around the West are leveraging Bipartisan Infrastructure Law dollars to conserve and restore sagebrush rangelands.

Check Out the Storymap

Finding Flexibility With Outcome Based Grazing

By incorporating flexibility into grazing authorizations, Outcome-Based Grazing allows the Bureau of Land Management and livestock operators to better respond to change.

Discover the Program

A Virtual Workshop for Low-Tech Restoration

A one-day virtual workshop gave Utah land managers and conservation partners the tools to implement low-tech wet meadow restoration projects. 

Watch the Recordings

Restoration Landscapes: The Future of Sagebrush Conservation

In 2023 the Bureau of Land Management established 21 designated areas to provide investments in ecosystem restoration and the economic resilience of communities.

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Improving the Climate Resilience of Pinyon-Juniper Woodlands

A report from the IWJV and the Bureau of Land Management dives into recent science on primary threats to persistent woodlands, as well as resilience-building management approaches.

Read the Report

Restoring Satus Wildlife Area

A Yakama Nation project is part of a broader tribal effort to manage wetlands for waterbirds, fish, plants, and people.

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Changing a Landscape to a Lifescape

The story of the Humboldt Ranch is about how a change in livestock grazing practices on a ranch in northeastern Nevada is transforming landscapes to lifescapes.

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