Model Program for Resilient Landscapes to Protect Sage-Grouse & Assure Ranchers

Oregon Governor Kate Brown, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and USDA Deputy Undersecretary Ann Mills share the great news about CCAAs in Oregon.  Photo: Joe Stutler If the greater sage-grouse is listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) as a threatened or endangered species, the consequential regulations could severely limit activities (such as ranching..

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Untapped Secret Society of Cooperative Extension

Discussing fire ecology, recent fire history, and management complexity with conference participants atop Mt. Lemmon. Photo: Kate Lighthall Over 100 participants packed the ballroom March 10-12 in Tucson, Arizona for the Cooperative Extension Educators Workshop. Extension Agents and Associates, leaders in the wildland fire community and community leaders came together to hear how Extension efforts can..

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WGA Exec Testifies for Western Policy Issues

Western Governors’ Association Executive Director Jim Ogsbury testified March 18, 2015, on behalf of the WGA before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies.  His testimony touched on a variety of Western policy issues impacted by the appropriations and activities of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), National Park Service (NPS), U.S. Forest..

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2015 NRCS Joint Chiefs’ Projects Selected

Collaborative, landscape restoration projects funded by the Joint Chiefs in 2015. In 2013, the US Forest Service and the Natural Resources Conservation Service entered into a multi-year partnership, the Chiefs’ Joint Landscape Restoration Partnership, to improve the health and resiliency of forest ecosystems where public and private lands meet across the nation. Their vision is to restore..

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