Support For Wyoming Family Ranches And The Sage Grouse
Greater sage-grouse. Photo by calljohn1/Flickr
- A contribution to sage grouse conservation also benefits other Western wildlife icons including Shiras moose, elk, mule deer, pronghorn, native trout and a host of migratory birds.
- Your contribution will also support rural ways of life and sustainable agriculture.
Greater sage-grouse populations have significantly declined throughout their range, including Wyoming, where 54% of the world’s remaining sage grouse can be found. 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.
In 2012, we and our land trust partners completed five projects, protecting more than 24,000 acres.