Photos and Videos
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In addition to the featured videos below, our YouTube Channel is packed with a wide variety of videos. Find everything from:
- Webinars and presentations about the threats facing western rangelands and the solutions we promote
- Videos of our favorite birds strutting and dancing on a lek
- Videos of specific projects and landscapes where we've worked to implement voluntary, win-win conservation
- Videos about the Sage Grouse and Lesser Prairie-Chicken Initiatives
- Videos featuring ranchers and landowners with whom we've worked...
Restoring the Sagebrush Sea: The Warner Mountains Story
Research from an eight-year study in the Warner Mountains shows why strategically removing encroaching trees spells good news for sage grouse, a declining upland bird that serves as a benchmark for the overall health of the sagebrush biome. Researchers quantified a six-fold increase in sage grouse’s preferred habitat following woodland management and a population growth rate that was +12 percent higher in the treated area than in the control area without management. This adds to a growing list of research — much of it based on the long-term study in the Warners — that documents the myriad benefits of conifer removal for wildlife and grazing lands.
This adds to a growing list of research — much of it based on the long-term study in the Warners — that documents the myriad benefits of conifer removal for wildlife and grazing lands.
NCBA's Cattlemen to Cattlemen – November 2022 through October 2023
National Cattlemen Beef Association’s flagship TV show, Cattlemen to Cattlemen, delivers cattle industry news, education, and information to beef producers, ranchers, and industry professionals. As part of cooperative work between NCBA and the USDA-NRCS, NRCS regularly provides content ideas for the show.
In 2022 and 2023, Cattlemen to Cattlemen featured the NRCS Great Plains Grasslands Initiatives, with segments shot at multiple locations in Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and South Dakota. The program centers around rancher leaders in each state as well as NRCS leadership and field staff, WLFW scientists, and partners like Pheasants Forever and the U.S. Forest Service.
The first full episode of the program aired nationally on Nov. 29, 2022, with additional segments airing in 2023. Watch the full episode through the video player on the left or watch all the segments here.