During 2020, a number of entities, organizations and individuals, including Partnerscapes, convened remotely in a series of sessions to increase the resiliency and sustainability of grasslands and the human communities they support across our continental central grasslands from Mexico to Canada. This process, known as the Central Grasslands Roadmap, engaged participants across eight sectors, from landowners and corporations to state and federal conservation agencies. It included representatives from Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories.
One of the primary goals of the Central Grasslands Roadmap is to ensure that programs, incentives, and policies are both relevant to and supportive of ranchers and ranching. Healthy grasslands and sustainable communities can be supported in part through landowners having access to information, resources, and choices provided through nonprofit, local, state, and federal programs that financially or technically support improvements to rangelands. To ensure that efforts to support landowners are both relevant and appropriate, the Roadmap team has designed this short survey to better understand landowners’ perspectives on conservation partnership opportunities. Your voice as a rancher and landowner is crucial to leading this effort and developing the final product of the Roadmap. If you are a landowner or land manager who operates on grasslands in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, or the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan or the Northwest Territories, your participation in the survey linked below is requested.
When responding to the following questions, consider livestock production, range production, and the overall health of your business. The responses to this survey will be summarized and themed by a team (including ranchers, landowners, and producers) helping to ensure that the priorities identified in the Central Grasslands Roadmap support ranchers/landowners/producers as much as possible.
This survey should take less than 10 minutes, and if you are willing to share your email at the end of the survey, you’ll be entered into a randomized drawing for one of ten $100 gift cards. You must complete the survey by August 6th to be eligible for the drawing. Thank you for your consideration!
Link to short survey.