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Conservation grant offers security for ranchers and prairie birds


February 14, 2018

Press release

The Nature Conservancy has partnered with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on an innovative and voluntary program that contributes toward the conservation of greater sage grouse and four declining grassland songbird species on ranching and agricultural lands.

The goal of the Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances, or CCAA, is to maintain and enhance habitats for these birds, while providing assurances to ranchers against potential future land use restrictions.

Landowners who enroll in this voluntary program agree to address threats to the birds and their habita...

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