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Great Plains Grassland Initiative (GPGI)

Kansas Grasslands Great Plains Grassland Initiative (GPGI) targeted areasWoody plant encroachment puts pressure on working rangelands by decreasing livestock production and increasing wildfire risk as well as harming grassland biodiversity and increasing threat to animal species living in this biome.

NRCS is adopting a new approach to address this widespread threat through the Kansas Great Plains Grassland Initiative (GPGI).  The initiative is part of the NRCS Working Lands for Wildlife (WLFW) framework calling to conserve the last remaining iconic grassland regions in the Great Plains biome.

Informational Videos

Great Plains Grassland Initiative Overview

Kansas Great Plains Grassland Initiative (GPGI) Implementation

Kansas Great Plains Grassland (GPGI) Science Overview - Dr. Dirac Twidwell

Success Story - Dr. Browning Family

Rancher removes cedar trees with USDA NRCS and the Great Plains Grassland Initiative (GPGI)

Additional Information