Showcasing your work

Next month, members of Congress will return to their home states and districts to meet with constituents and discuss their policy priorities. This annual tradition, known in Washington as August recess, comes at a critical time for our community.

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July 22, 2021
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NRCS honors Native Americans with new brochure, story map

Across the West, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service works with Native Americans to restore sagebrush range through the Sage Grouse Initiative, part of the Working Lands for Wildlife program.

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Washoe Tribe member Louinda Garity's artwork depicting a sage grouse dance is featured on a new NRCS brocure and story map to highlight sagebrush conservation. / Photo courtesy of USDA NRCS
July 16, 2021
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Your voice is critical

Following the reintroduction of the Charitable Conservation Easement Program Integrity Act in Congress, we’re one step closer to halting abuse of the federal conservation easement tax incentive. But we still need to get it across the finish line.

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July 13, 2021
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Making the case for conservation

I have long touted the opportunities and challenges of a national goal to protect 30% of the nation’s land base by 2030.

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Andrew Bowman / Photo by DJ Glisson, II
July 09, 2021
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I'm glad Rally is virtual

In many ways, the past year has been the great pivot. We’ve learned how to stay connected even as we were physically apart — and learned how to use the new tools we’ve adopted as we begin the process of coming back together in person.

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Senate acts on climate

Last week, the U.S. Senate passed the Growing Climate Solutions Act with a resounding vote of 92-8, delivering a big win for farmers and foresters in addition to the climate.

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July 02, 2021
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