In October, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell joined Wyoming Governor Matt Mead and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe in recognizing Wyoming landowners for their efforts to protect sagebrush habitat. “Successful conservation of sagebrush habitat depends on a spirit of collaborative partnership among states, tribes, federal partners, private landowners, and other stakeholders — and this is especially true for the greater sage-grouse, which inhabits both public and private lands across the West. Today we’re celebrating a group of committed private landowners who are stepping up to the plate to take voluntary actions that will take care of the land and wildlife, and preserve their ranching heritage and the Western way of life,” Jewell said.
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