your resource for land conservation education and reference July 2015 Newsletter [ Archive ]

PLN News: July 2015

About the Private Landowner Network

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Resources First Foundation is honored to receive support from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation in the form of a $100,000 matching grant. Please help us raise the $100,000 match and continue to support private landowners as they restore and conserve our land, water, and forests. Thanks you for your support.
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Community Conservation at its Best

Bohannon Creek watershed from Eagle Valley Ranch, Lemhi Regional's first easement.

Before the money and the fame, people in the mountain west used to live for a love of the range. The residents of Idaho’s Lemhi Valley are here to say that some things haven’t changed.

Read on at PLN's Keep Working Lands Working blog.

Protecting Pollinators through Habitat Conservation

USDA Week In Review June 19
An update to the NRCS's Conservation Stewardship Program includes incentives for farmers and ranchers who plant milkweed and other nectar-rich plants to aid the imperiled monarch butterfly.

Learn more here.

Eastern Cougar to be Removed from ESA list, for the Wrong Reason

And the bad: In response for a review indicating the eastern cougar likely has been extinct for 70 years, "the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to remove the extinct subspecies from the endangered species list."

Learn more here.

US Fish and Wildlife Service Coastal Program's 2014 Annual Report Out Now

The Coastal Program is the Service's primary conservation tool for voluntary, citizen and community-based fish and wildlife habitat conservation on both public and privately-owned coastal lands.

Read the report here.

USDA Energy Biomass Retrieval Incentives to Begin Today

The USDA's Farm Service Agency today will begin accepting applications from foresters and farmers seeking financial assistance to harvest and deliver biomass to generate clean energy.

Learn more about the program here.
Add or Update Your Business or Organization to the PLN

Photo: Trey Ratcliff

Service providers listed on PLN can update and maintain their own free listings. If you are interested or have questions, click here.
2015 Audubon Photography Awards

Photo: Zachary Webster

More than 2,300 photographers entered the 6th annual Audubon Photography Awards. Click here to see this year's winners, near misses, and the contests Top 100.
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