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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
Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust (CCALT) worked with multiple partners to protect 16,000 acres of key sage grouse habitat on the Cross Mountain Ranch in Moffat County.
Saguache Creek is located in the northwest corner of southern Colorado’s beautiful and agriculturally significant San Luis Valley. The corridor has a long history of sustaining productive ranches.
The 19,000 acre Patterson Ranch near Kim, Colorado represents three generations of a family keeping their agricultural heritage and traditions alive.
The Hutchinson family worked to permanently protect nearly the entire ranch. The easement will allow them to transfer the operation of the ranch to the sixth generation of Hutchinsons and will provide the family with the financial resources they need to continue to work the land.
The Cross L Ranch is home to a family-owned commercial hay operation, as well as a large diversity of wildlife, including elk, mule deer, Sandhill cranes and bald eagles. Working with CCALT in 2014, owners John and Tawny Halandras created a conservation easement.
Since 2007, CCALT has partnered with several ranching families to conserve over 20,000 acres of working, productive ranchland in North Park.
The Ladder Ranch is a working sheep, cattle and hay ranch headquartered along the Colorado-Wyoming border, northwest of Steamboat Springs, Colorado and east of Savery, Wyoming. The operation has evolved from a survival mode pioneer enterprise to a significant production and conservation ranch.
By: Richard L. Knight
Organizing around the Laramie Foothills Group, with city and county residents passing sales taxes to help conserve open spaces, a remarkable coalition of rural and urban constituencies merged to ensure that land beyond city limits stayed open and productive
By: Ashley Pratt
Sparling Ranch Conservation Bank creates a win-win for ranchers, developers, wildlife
By: Dan Chapman
In Georgia, the effort to help a rare salamander is headed by hardworking school age kids
By: Dan Chapman
Scott Rhodes plants longleaf pine trees prized by federally endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers. He also burns his woodlands to create ideal habitat for numerous species including, one day perhaps, at-risk gopher tortoises.
By: Jennifer Strickland
Coffee with conservationist wins rancher’s struggle
By: Issac Burke
Fly fishing guide Gary Lang wades in on conservation and his passion for angling
By: Ashley Spratt
How a Southern California developer helped save the San Fernando Valley spineflower
By: Jessica Collier
Preserving Hunting Traditions in South Carolina
Through the Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI), private landowners across Eastern Oregon are volunteering to perform proactive conservation treatments on their rangeland to promote healthy habitat for sage grouse and other wildlife.
By: The Sage Grouse Initiative
A few SGI field conservationist volunteer to help the Wyoming Game and Fish build “beaver dam analogues” for a pilot project on private land
By: NRCS Montana
Montana rancher returns cropland to permanent grasses and forbs to provide forage for livestock and sage grouse
By: Brianna Randall
The Idaho Sage Grouse Action Team is a prime example of how neighbors are working together to achieve unprecedented conservation success for people and wildlife across the range.