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Read the latest news releases about NRCS’ Landscape Conservation Initiatives. For other resources related to the agency’s landscape-level conservation efforts, visit our In the News webpage.

Feb. 16, 2016: USDA Initiative Restores Forests, Reduces Wildfire Threats through Local Partnerships

Dec. 10, 2015: USDA announces $40 million available to help ranchers restore sage grouse habitat

Nov. 12, 2015: USDA launches new conservation effort to aid monarch butterflies

Nov. 10, 2015: USDA helps restore, manage longleaf pine forests on private lands

Nov. 9, 2015: USDA expands investment in water conservation and improvement in nation's largest aquifer

Nov. 3, 2015: USDA invests $30 million to improve water quality in Mississippi River Basin

Oct. 6, 2015: USDA to invest $4 million for honey bee food sources on private lands

Sept. 21, 2015: Historic conservation campaign protects greater sage-grouse

Sep. 11, 2015: Secretary Jewell announces New England cottontail to be excluded from endangered species list

Sep. 9, 2015: Restoration efforts for sage grouse habitat shown to benefit at-risk songbirds

Aug. 26, 2015: USDA unveils new strategy to conserve sage grouse habitat on private lands

Aug. 14, 2015: USDA to expand investment in water quality within western Lake Erie basin

July 20, 2015: USDA, Montana enter public-private agreement to enhance Montana’s sage grouse conservation efforts

July 15, 2015: Streamlined wetland identification procedures will increase consistency across the Prairie Pothole Region

May 13, 2015: USDA invests $6.5 million to help conserve water, improve water quality in Ogallala Aquifer region

April 21, 2015: Successful conservation partnership keeps Bi-State sage-grouse off endangered species list

April 20, 2015: With USDA assistance, producers play pivotal role aiding Gulf recovery

April 7, 2015: USDA funding to help clean waterways in Mississippi River basin

March 30, 2015: USDA, FWS launch ecosystem-wide effort to aid Southwestern willow flycatcher and other riparian species

Feb. 12, 2015: USDA report demonstrates positive impact of $300 million investment in sage-grouse conservation

Feb. 6, 2015: Study says USDA effort benefits birds after 2010 Gulf oil spill

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