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Conservation Outcomes Webinar Series

The Conservation Outcomes Webinar Series provides key findings, data, and tools to support producers and partners in pursuing voluntary conservation efforts across the nation's working lands. 

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The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) hosts one-hour virtual webinars featuring scientists and other subject matter experts speaking on a diversity of topics related to voluntary conservation efforts on working lands.

You may subscribe to receive emails with information on upcoming webinars. Enter your email address here, then select the "Conservation Outcomes" topic under Conservation.

November 16 Conservation Outcomes Webinar

Photo of a male greater sage-grouse on a lek. Photo Credit: Tom Koerner, USFWS

Outcomes of Spatial Targeting in Sagebrush Country via the Sage Grouse Initiative

The sagebrush biome is one of the largest habitat types in North America, spanning 175 million acres and home to sage grouse and 350 other species. USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) launched the Sage Grouse Initiative in 2010 to deliver win-win voluntary conservation solutions that support ranchers and other landowners in improving the productivity of their working lands while benefiting sage grouse. The Initiative has successfully addressed key threats impacting sage grouse by focusing on population core areas. Science has helped strategically guide, refine, and inform these voluntary, private lands conservation efforts across 11 western states.

Dr. David Naugle of the University of Montana serves as the Working Lands for Wildlife Sagebrush Biome Science Advisor. On November 16 at 10 a.m. mountain/12 p.m. eastern, Dr. Naugle will present on the strategic implementation of science-based Farm Bill conservation through the Sage Grouse Initiative. This effort is a collaboration between the University, USDA’s Conservation Effects Assessment Project, the NRCS Working Lands for Wildlife Sage Grouse Initiative, and others. Findings may be used to inform on-the-ground efforts to further conservation of sage grouse and other species in the sagebrush biome, as well as other data-driven wildlife conservation efforts nationwide.

No registration is required. You may access the webinar via Microsoft Teams shortly before 10 a.m. mountain/12 p.m. eastern on November 16 by clicking "Join November 16 Webinar," below. Users on smartphones may need to download Microsoft Teams in advance.

You may also join via audio only:

Phone Number: 202-650-0123
Phone Conference ID: 686 636 615#

2023 Webinar Calendar

Below are tentative Conservation Outcomes Webinar dates and topics for the 2023 calendar year. 

Please reference this page frequently for calendar updates. Subscribe to the "Conservation Outcomes" topic via this link to receive email updates on upcoming webinar events and post-event webinar recordings with associated resources.

  • November 16: Outcomes of Spatial Targeting in Sagebrush Country via the Sage Grouse Initiative

Past Webinars with Resources

Recordings of all past webinars and associated resources are available below. Past webinars are also available by conservation area of focus on the Conservation Effects Assessment Project Publications webpage.

2023 Webinars

2022 Webinars

2021 Webinars

  • April 29, 2021 – NRCS Conservation Practices Delivering Voluntary Greenhouse Gas Mitigation and Carbon Sequestration Benefits: Webinar Recording 
  • March 25, 2021 – Quantifying Ecosystem Functions to Facilitate Wetland Monitoring and Assessment: Webinar Recording
  • February 25, 2021 – Rangeland Analysis Platform: Integrating Production and Economics into Area-Wide Planning: Webinar Recording
  • January 28, 2021 – Development of the Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework and Use by NRCS for Watershed Planning: Webinar Recording

2020 Webinars

  • November 12, 2020 – Linking Ecosystem Service Values to Rangeland Practices in the Central Great Plains: Webinar Recording
  • October 22, 2020 – Quantifying Conservation Effects on Multiple Wetland Ecosystem Services: Understanding Tradeoffs is the Name of the Game: Webinar Recording
  • September 24, 2020 – The 2017 National Resources Inventory 5-year Release, 35 Years of National Resources Monitoring: Webinar Recording
  • August 27, 2020 – Conservation Outcomes of NRCS’s Working Lands for Wildlife in Eastern Forests: Webinar Recording
  • July 23, 2020 – Quantifying Restoration Outcomes in Frequent-Fire Forests: Webinar Recording
  • June 25, 2020 – Tillage Management and Structural Conservation Practices: CEAP II Report on Changes in Adoption Rates: Webinar Recording
  • May 28, 2020 – Measuring and Understanding the Effects of Conservation within Watersheds: Webinar Recording
  • April 23, 2020 – Conservation Outcomes on America’s Western Grazing Lands with NRCS’s Working Lands for Wildlife: Webinar Recording


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Elizabeth Creech
Natural Resources Communication Specialist