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About Sagebrush Country

The sagebrush biome is the largest habitat type in North America, spanning 175 million acres in 13 western states and two Canadian provinces.

Collectively, more than 350 plant and animal species of conservation concern live in these, mostly tree-free habitats, most notably a host of sagebrush songbirds, migratory big game, and both the greater and Gunnison sage-grouse.

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About Great Plains Grasslands

The Great Plains of North America are home to some of the world’s largest remaining and most intact grasslands - like the Sandhill grasslands of Nebraska.

This region is rich in wildlife, particularly birds. Whooping and sandhill cranes, shorebirds, and hundreds of other migratory species rely on the Central Flyway of the Great Plains.

The American prairie is a stronghold for grassland songbirds, a mid-continental duck factory, and a mecca for upland game hunting, which benefits rural economies. Plus, retaining and restoring grasslands represents the largest natural opportunity to reduce carbon emissions in rangelands.

More than 90% of the grasslands in the Great Plains are privately owned, making our work critically important. Alongside our partners, we are working to defend core grassland areas, like the Sandhills, from further degradation, while capitalizing on opportunities to expand these cores through strategic, voluntary conservation actions.

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About WLFW 

A large and diverse group of partners and partnerships are collaborating to effect conservation across large working landscapes — balancing economic goals and ecological needs in rural communities. This webportal will support conservation of working landscapes, focusing largely on Farm Bill conservation programs managed by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and its Working Lands for Wildlife partners.

Our WLFW site provides: 

  • Technology transfer between NRCS and its large spectrum of Working Lands for Wildlife partners and initiatives
  • Back-and-forth sharing of learning materials, applied science, and field insights among professional biologists, foresters, and other experts and between NRCS and other professionals

The strength of this site is that it allows for better collaboration and information sharing across initiatives. In addition, we also support private workspaces for each individual initiative to share and edit draft documents, preliminary data, sensitive materials, and other information not intended for wider distribution.

The Working Lands for Wildlife (WLFW) program develops win-win approaches with producers and private landowners. WLFW partners understand that collaboration is critical to enhance wildlife habitat and improve agriculture and forest productivity. We can continue to strengthen collaboration -- especially between technical experts from federal and state agencies and non-government partner staff -- through the WLFW webportal and workspaces. The WLFW webportal and workspaces provide online infrastructure and space for partners to share their expertise with one another, exchange resources and ideas, and plan work together on a certain species, a given habitat or land use, or a specific project. A subset of the resources here are available to producers, landowners, and communities who are interested in, or involved with, the WLFW program.