American Bird Conservancy
Priority Bird Habitat Conservation in the West Gulf Coastal Plain/Ouachitas – II (AR, LA, OK, TX)
Coordinate conservation delivery networks to restore forest and grassland habitats and monitor species response within the West Gulf Coastal Plain/Ouachitas geography of Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. Project will provide technical and financial assistance to private landowners to implement conservation practices on 3,000 acres benefiting Bachman’s sparrow, prairie warbler and other forest and grassland-dependent bird species.
North Carolina State University
Expanding Prescribed Fire Delivery to Restore Southeast Forests (multiple states)
Expand and accelerate the implementation of prescribed fire to restore and enhance longleaf pine habitat and other fire dependent forest and grassland communities within the Southeast. Project will engage landowners, including underserved landowners and fire practitioners through technical assistance, training and outreach to increase the use of prescribed fire.
Expanding the Audubon Conservation Ranching Program on Private Working Grasslands (KS, OK)
Build upon the success of the Audubon Conservation Ranching Program (ACR)partnership in Oklahoma and expanding ACR technical assistance efforts and resources into Kansas. Project will result in the direct enhancement and protection of 90,000 acres of grassland, soil and water resources in Oklahoma and Kansas, keep viable working lands productive and demonstrate the benefits of wildlife habitat conservation and regenerative grazing practices with participating producers.
The Nature Conservancy
Increasing Technical Assistance for Grassland Conservation in the Red Hills (KS, OK)
Increase capacity for The Nature Conservancy’s Red Hills Initiative, a 10-year community-based conservation effort for the Red Hills landscape of Kansas and Oklahoma that provides a full suite of technical private lands assistance, such as prescribed burn and regenerative grazing plans, as well as assistance with management of invasive species. Project will improve management on 100,000 acres and restore 50,000 acres of private working lands.