Monday, August 24, 2009

Cowboys and Conservation

Idaho is blessed with huge tracts of public lands, yet private working lands--like ranches--are disproportionately important for wildlife. They provide migration corridors for big game, spawning habitat for salmon on tributary streams, nesting habitat for grassland birds and many other benefits.

That's why the Conservancy has a long tradition of working with ranchers, not only in Idaho, but around the world.

Watch a slide show illustrating the Conservancy's work with ranchers on 5 continents--and how this work is benefiting both people and wildlife.

Photos by Kirk Keogh, first2laslight at Meadow Vue Ranch, site of a Conservancy easement in the Henry's Lake area of eastern Idaho.

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