USDA

  • NRCS honors Native Americans with new brochure, story map

    By Kirsten Ferguson July 16, 2021

    Across the West, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service works with Native Americans to restore sagebrush range through the Sage Grouse Initiative, part of the Working Lands for Wildlife program.

  • It takes a community to save a farm

    By Leslie Volkar April 21, 2021

    In 2017, Colorado Open Lands took attendees of Land Trust Alliance's Rally: The National Land Conservation Conference on a field trip north of Denver to tour a local foods co-operative. Four years later, we've finalized our first conservation easement with Poudre Valley Community Farms. The Dixon Station farm in Wellington, Colorado is now protected under easement.

  • Congress considers natural climate solutions

    By Chelsea Welch June 23, 2020

    For land trusts interested in combating climate change using the carbon storage capacity of their natural and working lands, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators is working to make the path a little easier.