Sage Grouse Initiative – Conservation Through Sustainable Ranching

The Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI) is an innovative way to conserve wildlife, specifically the two sage grouses: Greater Sage-Grouse and Gunnison Sage-Grouse. SGI partners with ranchers, making use of the farm bill to generate conservation-based ranching, improving the landscape for all kinds of wildlife. SGI has “partnered with 1,856 ranchers to conserve more than 7

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Mountain and Prairie Podcast

The Mountain and Prairie Podcast is the work of conservationist Ed Roberson. Mr. Roberson is based in Colorado and works professionally as the Conservation Director at Palmer Land Trust. His podcast covers a fascinating range of topics centering on the American West. Mountain and Prairie Podcast blends adventure, conservation, history, and reading into engaging long

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Montana Audubon’s Wings Across the Big Sky Bird Festival

I’ve visited Montana only once and have been dreaming of returning ever since. Montana is enormous and blessed with over 400 species of birds spread across a surprisingly diverse landscape. Wings Across the Big Sky is an annual birding festival hosted by Montana Audubon and this year marks the 20th for the festival. American Prairie

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Outdoors in Illinois – Edwin Lynn Callaway

My grandfather and namesake was a prolific writer and outdoors enthusiast. He had numerous published articles in many different periodicals, some of which I recently discovered in my parent’s basement. Outdoors appreciation was passed down from my grandfather, a man I never met, to my father who taught me through countless camping trips and nature

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AllTrails – Crowdsourced Hiking Trails for Your Next Adventure

AllTrails is a website/app that features mapped hiking trails created through the power of crowdsourcing. This review is in no way affiliated with AllTrails. But it is a vital resource to birders and hikers. Let’s get started! First impressions of AllTrails is a great big wow! After creating an account you enter a digital map

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