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Progress Reports

Through Working Lands for Wildlife, NRCS strategically invests where the conservation returns are highest. NRCS uses progress reports to track results by species.

Gopher Tortoise

WLFW progress report​NRCS works with landowners to address five threats to gopher tortoise by improving forest health through using prescribed burning and prescribed grazing, managing vegetation, establishing longleaf and protecting habitat. In fiscal 2016, NRCS addressed these threats on more than 54,000 acres.

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Greater Sage-Grouse

WLFW progress reportNRCS works with ranchers to address six threats to sage grouse by reducing risk of wildfires and invasives; removing encroaching conifers; protecting lands from exurban development and cultivation; protecting and restoring mesic areas; and marking fences to reduce collisions. In fiscal 2016, NRCS addressed these threats on more than 1.2 million acres.

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Lesser Prairie-Chicken

WLFW progress report​NRCS works with ranchers to address five threats to prairie chicken by improving rangeland health; removing encroaching conifers and mesquite; protecting lands from cultivation; and using prescribed burning. In fiscal 2016, NRCS addressed these threats on more than 100,000 acres.

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New England Cottontail

2017 New England Cottontail Progress Report_PageNRCS works with private landowners to address the loss and fragmentation of early successional habitat, which negatively affects the New England cottontail. In fiscal 2016, NRCS worked with landowners in six states to restore more than 2,000 acres of early successional habitat.

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Southwestern Willow Flycatcher

2017 Southwestern Willow Flycatcher Progress Report_PageNRCS works with agricultural producers to address the loss and fragmentation of riparian habitat in the Southwest, which negatively affects the southwestern willow flycatcher and other species. In fiscal 2016, NRCS worked with landowners to improve more than 3,400 acres of riparian habitat in six population recovery units.

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