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Sage-Grouse Success – A Victory for Voluntary Conservation

The Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) recently announced their decision to not list the Greater Sage-Grouse as an endangered species. It was a great day not just for the Greater Sage-Grouse, but also the land stewards out west who have been working hard to implement conservation practices to improve habitat for the showy bird. While we celebrate the […]

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Spotlight Shines on Sage Grouse Conservation Efforts on Western Ranches

With controversy growing around potential federal protection of the Greater sage grouse, a new report from Sand County Foundation demonstrates how ranchers in the West are working collaboratively to enhance critical sagebrush habitat where the bird lives. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is under court order to make its decision by September on whether […]

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Good Policy Can Reduce Deer-vehicle Crashes

With the gun deer season ahead, Sand County Foundation’s Kevin McAleese shares a perspective on how appropriate deer management policy can reduce the devastation of deer-vehicle crashes. News is trickling out about victim compensation for the 21 deaths attributed to faulty ignition switches in certain GM models. Already 2.6 million vehicles have been recalled at […]

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Al Montna

Putting a Price on Rice Fields: a habitat ducks can’t live without

Valuing ecosystem services has been notoriously difficult for portions of the conservation community that believe putting a price tag on nature will enhance our decision-making about natural resource management. When facing a decision between, say, building a new highway with quantifiable economic benefit or protecting a wetland whose value is unknown, the highway is more […]

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Stowell family

Stowell family receives statewide conservation award in Utah

Sand County Foundation, Utah Farm Bureau, Western AgCredit and the Utah Cattlemen’s Association presented H.A. Farms with the Leopold Conservation Award.

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Dick & Kim Cates

Leopold Conservation Award recipient announced in Wisconsin

Cates Family named the recipient of the Leopold Conservation Award, honoring Wisconsin landowner achievement in voluntary stewardship of natural resources.

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