Species Conservation Banking and Habitat Exchanges: Part 3 of a 9-Part Series
The third article of our conservation finance series explores species conservation banking and habitat exchanges including how species conservation banking works, how a landowner can create conservation credits, benefits to the landowner, potential downsides and risks to the landowner, an overview of habitat exchanges, and a short survey to help you determine if your land may qualify for a species bank.
New Mexico Grazing Study Shows Adaptive Management is GREAT for your Bottom Line!
Ranchers' livelihoods depend on maintaining animal productivity, ranch profitability and healthy soils and plants in highly variable environments. Having the knowledge and flexibility to adaptively manage in the face of change can determine whether managers meet these goals. This grazing management case-study by WLA's Rick Danvir is a must-read for all managers.
Stewardship with Vision - Part 6: Moore Land & Cattle Co.
Through years of carefully planned and implemented prescribed fire, Greg Moore was able to push back on juniper encroachment of grasslands on his New Mexico ranch and re-establish healthy ecosystems for cattle and wildlife alike. He also restored wetlands for the benefit of beavers and other wildlife, has released antelope on his land and is now working with state and federal agencies to reintroduce the black-footed ferret on his ranch in 2018.
In Support of Public Lands
As landowners and ranchers who own and manage deeded and leased public lands across the West, we oppose HR621 and HR622. The blanket sale of federal lands poses the risk of putting those who ranch or depend on public lands out of business, undermining our local economics, and diminishing opportunities for our citizens to interact with wild, intact, natural places, thereby lessening the connection (and associated learning and understanding) needed to sustain them.
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