Private landowners in Nevada awarded over $200K to restore big-game migration habitat

April 10, 2020 Three private landowners will receive over $200,000 in total funding through the Service's Partners for Fish and Wildlife program to improve habitat in key big-game migration corridors in northeastern Nevada.

While each project is unique to the needs of the private landowner, all three projects focus on restoring perennial grass and sagebrush sagebrush
The western United States’ sagebrush country encompasses over 175 million acres of public and private lands. The sagebrush landscape provides many benefits to our rural economies and communities, and it serves as crucial habitat for a diversity of wildlife, including the iconic greater sage-grouse and over 350 other species.

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steppe habitat that mule deer and pronghorn rely on during their annual migrations. Habitat improvement projects include revegetation of sagebrush habitat, controlling invasive plant species, removing physical barriers to animal movement and managing grazing operations.

Funding for these projects is possible through Secretarial Order 3362, which directs the Service to improve habitat quality in western big-game winter range and migration corridors. Nevada Department of Wildlife, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and the private landowners are also providing support for the Nevada projects.

This year, out of the 28 submitted, 20 projects will receive support to improve habitat in migratory corridors across the states of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming.