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By: Mara Koenig
Neighbors help neighbors, and sometimes they lift up a community. That’s the case in Elk River, Minnesota
By: Chris Sebastian
Farmer and hunting enthusiast embrace conservation
By: Craig Springer
Rio Grande trout benefit from private lands conservation
By: Daniel Chapman
Westervelt, along with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, placed 335 federally threatened orangenacre muckets — mussels — into the creek with hopes of revitalizing a near-extinct species.
By: Darci Palmquist
The Davis family signed a conservation easement in September 2017 with the Virginia Outdoors Foundation. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) assisted, helping ensure that 2.3 miles of verdant riverfront land will not be developed. The agreement is proof, too, that conservation and private enterprise can coexist — and even thrive.
By: Thomas Daniels
Conservations easements can be complex. Thomas Daniels breaks down the legal principles, federal and state requirements, and the legal issues that affect agricultural land preservation efforts.
By: The Santa Barbara Zoo and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Nadya Seal Faith is a conservation biologist with the Santa Barbara Zoo; Luke Faith is a foreman for Seneca Resources Inc., an oil-production company.
By: Joanna Gilkenson
Berry grower embraces conservation and history
By: Sara Boario
Jamieson is a self-described “fan of the refuge idea.” He knows his conservation history and can thoroughly explain how hunters have been instrumental in funding wildlife management and research, and restoring game populations.
By: Doug Cordell
Through a public-private agreement, the ranchers graze their cattle on a 719-acre vernal pool grassland at the Warm Springs unit of the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge. With this pact, they’re keeping alive a ranching and land conservation heritage spanning four generations. The grazing, in turn, offers a host of benefits for endangered species at the seasonal pond.
By: Boyd Schulz
Honesty, integrity, and productive partnerships thrive amid the native grasslands, wetlands, gravel-bottom creeks, and calcareous fens of Blue Bell Ranch in northeastern South Dakota.The reason: Herb and Bev Hamann, the ranch’s owners and land stewards for the past 45 years.
By: Jennifer Strickland
Family owned and operated Reed Ranch builds a legacy beyond livestock
By: Lauri Munroe-Hultma
Whale watch guide includes puffins in his repertoire Whale watch guide includes puffins in his repertoire
By: Brianna Randall
Cooperating with USDA, young ranchers improve the land for both sage grouse and cattle
By: Meagan Racey
Practices preserve farm for future generations
By: Ben Ikenson
Texas Lawyer transformed part of Prairie Creek into a habitat where river otter, white-tailed deer and other wildlife thrive
By: Emily Nason
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and private land owner Earl Thompson propose to restore a river that feeds into to Blackwater River which was severely impacted from erosion in Okaloosa County, Florida.
By: Meagan Racey
Bob Spiering, with the help of the USDA and the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, worked to bring back the bobwhite quail to his farm
By: Brianna Randall
Sage Grouse Initiative enrolled landowner DeWitt Morris is setting an example for how to protect Wyoming’s sagebrush range from the threat of noxious weeds.
By: Chris Eng
Program bolsters oysters in the Chesapeake