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Conservation improvements are a win-win, both for agricultural producers and wildlife. With help from NRCS, producers have conserved millions of acres of wildlife habitat, from the sagebrush and grasslands of the West to forests in the East. This work has led to the rebound and recovery of many spec

Two-thirds of the land in the lower 48 states is privately owned, and these working farms, ranches and forests produce much of the country’s food and fiber. These working lands also provide much of our nation’s open space and the habitats that wildlife need.

Through the Farm Bill, NRCS is able to provide assistance to agricultural producers who want to voluntarily make wildlife-friendly improvements on their land. These conservation activities, or practices, benefit fish and wildlife while also boosting the land’s resiliency of and production.

USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Zach Ducheneaux helps retrieve electric fence posts while visiting Pete and Meagan Lannan’s Barney Creek Livestock operation.

Habitat Heros

Agricultural producers are caring for wildlife, producing food and fiber the nation needs and strengthening the backbone of rural communities across the country.

Find Your Local Service Center

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