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USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications for the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) – Livestock in Harmony with Bi-State Sage-Grouse project. This RCPP project contains two funding streams: one from the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and one from the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). All ACEP funds under this agreement have been expended, however limited EQIP funding is still available. The deadline for EQIP applications is June 19, 2020.  

Sage-grouse story map


View a visually stunning story map created by the Natural Resource Conservation Service that features Noppadol Paothong's photos and narrative about the Sage-grouse through the four seasons. View here.

Building capacity

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Intermountain West Joint Venture (IWJV) are collaborating to  invest in people in priority landscapes to develop lasting conservation partnerships in the form of community-based conservation capacity. Hired individuals are helping to coordinate across public and private boundaries, break through bottlenecks and challenges, track projects and success, and facilitate forums that bring partners together.

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Mono County Ranch Lease Renewal Project

LADWP has determined that an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) will be prepared for the proposed Mono County Ranch Lease Renewal Project and is soliciting input from members of the public, organizations, and government agencies on the scope and content of the information to be included and analyzed in the EIR. The department will hold a public meeting at 6:30PM,  September 26 at the Mammoth Outlet Mall. 

Bishop Students

Cora Van Nest and Emma Thornburg are the top writers for "How Do Scientists Help Their Communities"

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Volunteers Remove Conifers in Bi-State Sage-Grouse Habitat

Bishop Paiute Tribe Pine Nut

Monty Bengochia (right), from the Bishop Paiute Tribe, tells a story about pine nut collecting as Steve Nelson, the field manager of the Bishop, Calif., Bureau of Land Management field office, Grace Newell, Forest Tribal Liaison for the Humboldt-Toyaibe National Forest, Grace Dick from the Bridgeport, Calif., Indian Colony and Bill Dunkelberger, Humboldt-Toyaibe National Forest supervisor, listen.  Credit: Dan Hottle/USFWS