States, counties, and private organizations like The Nature Conservancy help protect algific (cold air) talus (loose rock) slopes. Private landowners are perhaps the most significant stewards of remaining algific talus slopes. The Fish and Wildlife Service contacts landowners whose properties have these habitats and offers assistance in managing them.The Fish and Wildlife Service and The Nature Conservancy have programs to assist with protection of these habitats and endangered species. Funding is available for excluding cattle, cleaning out sinkholes, creating conservation easements and planting buffer strips near algific talus slopes.
The National Wildlife Refuge System is committed to building partnerships which encourage conservation and preservation of our natural and cultural resources.
Partnerships with the Refuge System bring innovative approaches to solving land management and water disputes in the most environmentally protective manner. Scientifically-informed and technologically-based stewardship of our public lands, waters, wildlife and special places must be collaborative efforts between the Refuge System, other government agencies, and private organizations if conservation efforts are to succeed.
For more information about the refuge system partnership program, please visit http://www.fws.gov/midwest/partners/.
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Considered a glacial relict species, it has survived only on these small areas where temperature, moisture and food are suitable.