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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.

Golden-winged Warbler

NRCS works with landowners to restore young forests that provide nesting habitat for the golden-winged warbler and other species. In fiscal 2018, NRCS addressed these threats on more than 2,900 acres.

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Gopher Tortoise

​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 2018, NRCS addressed these threats on more than 138,000 acres.

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Greater Sage-Grouse

NRCS 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 2018, NRCS addressed these threats on more than 634,000 acres.

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Lesser Prairie-Chicken

​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 2018, NRCS addressed these threats on more than 83,000 acres.

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New England Cottontail

NRCS works with private landowners to address the loss and fragmentation of early successional habitat, which negatively affects the New England cottontail. In fiscal 2018, NRCS worked with landowners in six states to restore more than 1,000 acres of early successional habitat.

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Southwestern Willow Flycatcher

NRCS 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 2018, NRCS worked with landowners to improve more than 870 acres of riparian habitat in six population recovery units.

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