Protecting the Upper Ruby River from Invasive Plants

Protecting the Upper Ruby River from Invasive Plants

The Ruby Valley Stock Association and partners organized the Upper Ruby Watershed Cooperative Weed Management Area.  Their management goal of ‘healthy lands’ has led to a reduction in weed establishment and spread, stabilized stream banks, increased aspen regeneration, and reduced sediment into the Ruby River.

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Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program – A Tool for Private Land Conservation

Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program – A Tool for Private Land Conservation

The Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program is recognized as a leader in cooperative conservation. Established by the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) 25 years ago, the Partners Program has worked with over 45,000 private landowners and restored or enhanced about 1.1 million wetland acres, 3.4 million upland acres and 9,700 miles of stream habitat nationwide. These conservation projects were possible through voluntary agreements with landowners and over 3,100 partnering organizations

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Rocky Mountain Front Weed Roundtable – A Model of Cooperation

Rocky Mountain Front Weed Roundtable – A Model of Cooperation

​The Rocky Mountain Front is one of the "last best places" to hunt, fish, watch wildlife, and raise livestock. It is also the place where you find ranchers laboring next to college students, hunters, anglers, hikers and public land managers under a common goal to help rid the Rocky Mountain Front of noxious weeds. 

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