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Ecosystems

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.

Related Publications

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North American Grasslands Alliance

A Framework for Change

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Grasslands

Toward a North American Conservation Strategy

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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...