Through the Southern Plains Grassland Program, Sysco and NFWF will help ranchers implement sustainable grazing practices to improve soil health, promote biodiversity and protect the environment for future generations. As a major global beef purchaser and distributor, this partnership supports Sysco’s sustainable beef sourcing commitment to drive positive environmental and social impacts in the beef supply chain.

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Sysco began partnering with NFWF on the Southern Plains Grassland Program in April 2021 to help ranching communities tackle climate change and improve grasslands and wildlife habitats through one of the largest sustainable beef cattle grazing efforts in the nation. Stretching across sections of Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas, the Southern Plains is a vast landscape of open grasslands that makes up one of the most important beef production areas in the United States.

NFWF will engage a network of on-the-ground partners, such as livestock associations, rancher-led collaboratives, universities, state wildlife agencies, and conservation non-profits to implement proven strategies for improving rangeland management including prescribed grazing and invasive species control.

This conservation partnership supports NFWF’s efforts to implement voluntary practices designed to improve the sustainability of working rangelands and restore grasslands and wildlife habitat.

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