The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is currently considering listing the species as endangered under the Endangered Species Act, a ruling that could dramatically threaten Wyoming’s economic prosperity. Before this happens, we have an immediate chance to advance sage grouse conservation on private land with a more cooperative model.

In 2012, with support from the Knobloch Family Foundation, we launched the Wyoming Sage Grouse Conservation Campaign to conserve key sage grouse habitat on working ranches statewide. We aim to protect critical sage grouse habitat, helping to ensure a strong Wyoming economy for the future. With land trusts and visionary funders throughout Wyoming, we are leading a campaign to raise private funds to conserve critical Wyoming lands.  This effort was also made possible with help from our partners: the Natural Resource Conservation Service, Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resources Trust, and the Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust.

In 2012, we and our land trust partners completed five projects, protecting more than 24,000 acres.

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