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Win-win conservation. If it’s good for the bird, it’s good for the herd. With LPCI technical and financial assistance, landowners can improve habitat for both prairie-chickens and livestock, boosting ranch sustainability. LEARN MORE

Providing predictability. When you enroll land with LPCI, follow a sustainable grazing plan, and complete other conservation practices to benefit lesser prairie-chickens, you can run your ranch without fear of ESA regulation. LEARN MORE

Collaboration and partnership. More than 25 agencies, nonprofit organizations, universities, and private businesses have pooled resources and know-how to conserve rural agriculture and provide habitat for native wildlife. LEARN MORE

Science-based action. How do we know if our range management strategies are working? LPCI-funded research ensures we’re doing enough of the right things in the right places to achieve our conservation goals. LEARN MORE

LPCI succeeds through...

Win-Win Conservation

If it’s good for the bird, it’s good for the herd. With LPCI technical and financial assistance, landowners can improve habitat for both prairie-chickens and livestock, boosting ranch sustainability.

Learn More

LPCI succeeds through...

Providing Predictability

When you enroll land with LPCI, follow a sustainable grazing plan, and complete other conservation practices to benefit lesser prairie-chickens, you can run your ranch without fear of ESA regulation.

Learn More

LPCI succeeds through...

Collaboration and Partnership

More than 25 agencies, nonprofit organizations, universities, and private businesses have pooled resources and know-how to conserve rural agriculture and provide habitat for native wildlife.

Learn more

LPCI succeeds through...

Science-based action

How do we know if our range management strategies are working? LPCI-funded research ensures we’re doing enough of the right things in the right places to achieve our conservation goals.

Learn More

How does LPCI benefit lesser prairie-chickens and ranchers?

Conservation PlanningSustainable Grazing SystemsDrought ManagementPrescribed FireWoody Plant RemovalConservation Reserve Program Technical Support

Archived News

  • Ask an Expert | Dr. Dirac Twidwell: Saving the Last Grasslands (6/27/2022) - In this Ask an Expert, WLFW science advisor, Dr. Dirac Twidwell, discusses how the NRCS and partners are working to save the last grasslands in the U.S. and how new science and technology is informing these efforts.
  • Loess Canyons, Nebraska Publication Alert: The Last Continuous Grasslands on Earth (3/3/2022) - New research details the largest and most intact grasslands on Earth. Two of the largest are located here in the U.S. -- the Sandhills of Nebraska and the sagebrush steppe of Central Wyoming.
  • “Defend the Core” — Fighting back against woody invaders on the Great Plains (2/24/2022) - Defending intact grassland cores from woody species is more effective, cost-efficient and produces better results for grassland conservation. NRCS’ Working Lands for Wildlife is investing in big-picture, proactive ways to keep from losing healthy grasslands to woody infestations By Brianna Randall Envision driving across the prairie with the windows down. Little bluestem and switchgrasses wave […]

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