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Grant to improve conservation on Native American grazing lands

 

Last updated 2/1/2019 at 10:05am

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Northern Cheyenne Producer Junior Small's heifer breeding pasture.Northern Cheyenne Reservation, Rosebud County, Montana.

LONGMONT, Colorado-First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) has received a $98,772 Conservation Innovation Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to improve conservation practices on the grazing lands of Native American livestock producers.

Under the grant, First Nations will work with selected Native producers in Arizona to develop conservation plans and monitor and evaluate their grazing systems. This project will help Native American communities incorporate their traditional knowledge and practices, plus integrate modern s...



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