Our Work on Grasslands Conservation
Disturbances such as agricultural and residential expansion have negatively impacted the central grasslands of North America, affecting water and food security and leading to the loss of biodiversity. We have brought together conservationists and ranchers in the 3 countries to promote beneficial management practices on ranch land. Since 2011, more than 360,000 acres (146,000 ha) of ranch land have been placed under sustainable management through initiatives we have funded.
Tools and Resources
Grasslands Beneficial Management Practices Tool
Nearly 100 beneficial management practices aimed at ranchers, conservation organizations, government and academic institutions in North America.
North American Grasslands Alliance
A Framework for Change
Toward a North American Conservation Strategy
North American Ranching Industries, Beef Cattle Trade, and Grasslands: Status and Trends
These sets of infographics stem from CEC-funded efforts to chronicle recent trends in the North American cattle...
Grasslands Conservation and Migratory Birds
Operational Plan 2021
Catalyzing North American Grasslands Conservation and Sustainable Use Through Partnerships
Operational Plan 2013 - 2014