NRCS Meeting in Carey on GRP

Tonight, the Pioneers Alliance is hosting an informational session with the Natural Resources Conservation Service to discuss sign up opportunities for land owners for the Grassland Reserve Program (GRP). To learn more about this program follow this link. The meeting will held at 6:00pm at Carey City Hall.

Conservation Funding Available for Farmers and Ranchers

A great opportunity has come up for farmers and ranchers in Idaho to preserve their legacy of stewardship and protect sage grouse habitat. Funding is available for conservation easements through the NRCS’s Grassland Reserve Program (GRP). 5.5 million dollars are available for Idaho and interested landowners need to sign up by July 20th. An informational […]

Apply now for Sage Grouse Initiative Funding

The latest press release on SGI from the NRCS: Farmers and ranchers wanting to improve rangeland conditions while protecting sage-grouse populations and habitat in Idaho can apply for funding from the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Sage-Grouse Initiative. Applications received before April 15 will be ranked for funding in fiscal year 2011. The Sage-Grouse Initiative (SGI) […]

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Signup Open for Sage-grouse Habitat Improvement Projects

The NRCS recently announced that there will be an increase in funding available this year to help Idaho’s farmers and ranchers protect sage-grouse habitat. This is part of the Sage-grouse initiative, which helps farmers and ranchers implement specific conservation practices that will improve sage-grouse habitat and may also improve rangeland conditions. Producers can signup now […]

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Sage Grouse and NRCS

NRCS Chief White recently announced that efforts to improve habitat for sage-grouse are already paying off, as a result of the agency’s partnerships with farmers and ranchers. “Working together with Western farmers and ranchers, we are creating a landscape where this declining species can not only survive, but will one day thrive,” White said. “The […]

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Pioneers Listed as Priority GRP Area

NRCS recently announced that the private lands in the foothills of the Pioneer mountains will be considered a priority area for NRCS’s Grasslands Reserve Program (GRP). This breakthrough is the result of both the efforts of the Pioneers Alliance and NRCS’s recognition of the importance of protecting this landscape and its working farmlands from development. […]

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The Pioneers Alliance is a cooperative effort by ranchers, local residents, conservationists and public land managers to conserve and enhance the natural and cultural values of the Pioneer Mountains and Craters of the Moon landscape of south-central Idaho.