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Funding Available for Restoration on NRCS Easement Properties

The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has released an Announcement for Proposals for Easement Restoration seeking applications for funding restoration projects on NRCS easement properties.

Exploring the Pioneers

Exploring the Pioneers

NRCS is directing money toward the restoration of degraded wetlands, floodplains, forestlands, and associated uplands.  With the exception of Federal agencies, NRCS invites applications from all qualified entities and individuals.  Projects may be up to three years in duration.

$250 million is available nationally, and no matching funds are required.

The deadline for applications is May 18, 2018. Click here for the application

Information related to NRCS Easement Programs

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Discussions on Wildlife Management and Conservation Easements

Brett Stevenson, Central Idaho Associate for the Idaho Conservation League, wrote a blog post on ICL’s website in response to an editorial in the Idaho Mountain Express. (Read IME’s article here)

Brett identifies that the newspaper took on a challenging task of “distinguishing between conservation easements and wildlife management issues” and further clarifies the difference between the two topics. We support the perspective in her blog post and encourage people to read it as well as the editorial. (Read the post Conservation Easements and Wildlife Management here)

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Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI) has launched a new website

In an effort to get the word out about the Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI), a new website has been created.

Highlights on the site include:

  • SGI Video Collection
  • SGI Success Tracker
  • SGI events and News
  • Funding Opportunities
  • Photo Library

Browse around the new site and engage with the information provided by the Sage Grouse Initiative here:

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NRCS Meeting in Carey on GRP

Tonight, the Pioneers Alliance is hosting an informational session with the Natural Resources Conservation Service to discuss sign up opportunities for land owners for the Grassland Reserve Program (GRP). To learn more about this program follow this link.

The meeting will held at 6:00pm at Carey City Hall.

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Pronghorn Migration Study featured in High Country News

The latest issue of High Country News features wildlife migration. One article describes the importance of private lands for sustaining pronghorn migration. This article mentions the pronghorn migration study conducted by the Lava Lake Institute, in partnership with the Pioneers Alliance.

To read the article click here.

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