Where Monarch Conservation Meets the Road: A Mobile App for Highway Departments

  March 1, 2018      Erik Anderson  

Roadside vegetation managers around the country are making big changes to curb the decline of monarch butterflies seen in recent decades. By reducing the frequency of mowing, and including key species in revegetation, transportation departments can promote the growth of milkweed and wildflowers—critical species that support monarchs as they migrate north from Mexico to the... Read more » Continue Reading

How the Next Farm Bill Can Generate Greater Environmental Outcomes from Taxpayer Dollars

  November 28, 2017      Eoin Doherty  

As we gathered with our families and friends this Thanksgiving, we were reminded of the farmers and ranchers that make this meal possible each year. We are thankful for the harvest they provide, as well as the vital role they play in protecting and enhancing our ecosystems. How can we better support our working lands,… Read more »

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Early Industry Adoption Signals New Wave of Landscape-Scale Mitigation

  November 13, 2017      Eoin Doherty  

The first sage-grouse credit transaction is a defining point in history for landscape-scale mitigation – fulfilling mitigation obligations by Bald Mountain gold mine and conserving 10,000 acres of habitat.  Kinross Gold Corporation is the first BLM permittee to use sage-grouse credits through the Nevada Conservation Credit System, an innovative model for offsetting land use habitat disturbances… Read more »

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How California is Changing the Game for Infrastructure & Species Recovery

  November 10, 2017      Katie Riley  

Something remarkable is happening in California. Infrastructure agencies and local governments are building massive flood control and transportation projects, while also trying to create a lasting conservation legacy by providing net benefit for species and water. This is not an easy job in a state where permitting can sometimes take longer than designing and building… Read more »

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