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The Science of Grasslands: Culture, Conservation, and Resiliency

What and where are North America’s grasslands? Why are they threatened? And why are these particular ecosystems so vital for the ongoing health of our society? In the premiere of our four-part series, we’ll look at the essential functions that grasslands provide — including carbon sequestration and water conservation — as well as some of …

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Going, Going, ALMOST Gone – Lesser Prairie-Chickens in the Great Plains

By Ted Koch, Executive Director, North American Grouse Partnership We’re almost done ignoring the slow-motion loss of southern Great Plains prairie ecosystems. Why? Because they are almost gone.  And the lesser prairie-chicken, the enduring, iconic wild prairie grouse found only on the largest remaining landscapes there, is almost gone too. Sadly, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service …

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Where to Start When Thinking About Starting a State Coalition and Championing Conservation

Our partners at the National Grazing Lands Coalition are committed to equipping producers with technical assistance, mentorship, networking, and so much more. One of the ways that this is carried out is through working on the state-level with the coalitions that are a part of local communities. These coalitions are completely producer led, not governed …

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The Easter Egg

By Kacie Hatsfelt Coming off a weekend of chocolate bunnies, marshmallow chicks, and egg-shaped Reese’s, you may have taken some time to participate in a long running tradition of dyeing Easter eggs. While history credits this tradition to many different people groups and debated origins, today people all around the world purchase eggs in the …

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9 Ways to Feed Your Soil

A few weeks ago, we looked at demystifying composting in this article. Today, we’d like to share the many ways you can make your own fertilizers at home that will improve your soil health. The methods described in the article are useful for both the backyard gardener and for those that are growing for larger markets. We hope you …

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