Collaboration Across Conservation and Agriculture in western Washington

In the oft-rainy South Puget Sound region of western Washington, a highly threatened, dry prairie ecosystem persists on droughty soils across a patchwork of prairie preserves and grazed working lands. With recent ESA listings resulting from habitat loss, a team of farmers, researchers, and county planners is seeking to build collaboration across conservation and agriculture.

February 18th, 2020|

Private Lands Partners Day 2019 Report Released

In September of 2019 almost 170 landowners and conservation partners gathered in Ogden, Utah for the 12th annual Private Lands Partners Day, this year focusing on private lands conservation partnerships in a state where two-thirds of the land is federally-owned.

December 18th, 2019|

Dedication of the Owen Preserve at Raccoon Creek Pinelands – Virginia

On October 25th, 2019 over 120 family members, neighbors, and conservation partners gathered to dedicate The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) Owen Preserve in Yale, Virginia (Sussex County). The Owen land consists of over 1,850 acres and is being managed for recovery of northern savannas, among the rarest of longleaf habitats across the southeastern U.S.

November 21st, 2019|

PFC New Mexico Director’s Ute Creek Cattle Company recognized by National Cattlemen’s Beef Association – Environmental Stewardship Award

Ute Creek Cattle Company, in Bueyeros, N.M., has been selected as one of seven regional finalists of the Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP). The award, announced during the 2019 Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting July 30 in Denver, recognizes the operation’s outstanding stewardship and conservation efforts.

August 26th, 2019|

Private Lands Conservation Partnerships Highlighted at Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Meeting

Earlier this month state and federal conservation agency staff and nongovernmental organization representatives from across the West gathered in Manhattan, Kansas to focus on private lands conservation partnerships. This was the theme for the bi-annual Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) meeting.

July 19th, 2019|