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NRCS Announces Funds available for Working Lands for Wildlife program for the Greater Sage Grouse Initiative

Lee Erickson, Financial Assistance, Programs
(307) 233-6771

CASPER – Funding is available and applications are currently being accepted for the Working Land for Wildlife (WLFW) Greater Sage-Grouse Initiative. The WLFW initiative is a partnership between NRCS and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to use agency technical assistance expertise combined with financial assistance to combat the decline of seven specific wildlife species, including the Greater Sage-grouse in Wyoming. All applications on file by COB Friday, May 18, 2018 will be considered for funding.

Some ideas for projects that are beneficial for Greater Sage Grouse include:

  • Installing grazing infrastructure such as fences and water tanks to improve grazing management.
  • Grazing Management to address rangeland health and improve sage grouse habitat.
  • Restore and enhance degraded mesic areas that are important to sage grouse.
  • Fence Marking and Retrofitting existing fences to reduce sage grouse collisions.
  • Applying herbicide and other control methods to control invasive species such as cheat grass to restore or release plant communities and wildlife habitat.
  • Removing conifer trees that are encroaching into sagebrush ecological sites or Russian Olive/Salt Cedar encroaching into small mesic areas within sagebrush landscapes.

If you are interested in implementing any of these types of projects, please contact your local NRCS office for additional information.


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