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Author: Thad Header

NRCS Conservationist Makes Positive Difference for Sage Grouse and Washington Ranchers

Posted by Thad Header, Sage Grouse Initiative, Coordinator on May 03, 2016 at 03:30 PM
Moses Coulee's intact sage-steppe range provides habitat for birds and wildlife. Kevin Guinn, pictured in the orange vest, has worked as an NRCS range management specialist since 1980.

Moses Coulee's intact sage-steppe range provides habitat for birds and wildlife. Kevin Guinn, pictured in the orange vest, has worked as an NRCS range management specialist since 1980.

When it comes to jobs, Kevin Guinn’s son said his dad won the lottery. That’s not because Kevin’s job is easy, but because it’s a perfect match, and Kevin gives it his all.

Kevin, state range management specialist with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), is the driving force behind the agency’s sage grouse conservation efforts in Washington State. NRCS is working side-by-side with ranchers and conservation partners to proactively conserve habitat for the iconic Western bird.

Kevin is known for his humble, roll-up-his sleeves approach. And his hard work has not gone unnoticed. This year, he is one of only a handful of USDA employees nationally to receive the USDA Unsung Hero Award. Read more >>

Tags: sage-grouse, NRCS employee, Washington

categories Landscape Initiatives, Plants & Animals