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Working Lands Partner Workspace

A host of effective partnerships are focused on conservation that achieves ecological goals while maintaining healthy economies in rural areas for working landscapes. This Working Lands Partnership portal provides interactive links between Natural Resources Conservation Service's Working Lands for Wildlife (WLFW) partnership and others interested in conserving whole ecosystems while preserving rural economies at the same time. The content herein augments that available for WLFW on the agency's website, and allows all users including landowners access to a wide variety of information, online training materials, planning and decision-support tools, as well as access to experts employed by partners to assist NRCS field staff and landowners with project delivery.

Things you can do on this portal!

Foremost, you do not need to worry about your ability to access content, the need for proprietary software to use content, or the size of any file you want to share with others. The portal is a user-friendly means to educate each other and facilitate sharing of information that enhances the capability to achieve large-scale change in working landscapes.

You can...

  • View or post printed or media outreach materials;
  • Find a technical expert in your area to provide assistance;
  • View or post online training modules and webinars;
  • Share photos and videos;
  • Share news and announce dates of upcoming events;
  • Alert other portal members to newly posted content;
  • Store large and small datasets, databases, GIS files, etc.;
  • Share updates on new or completed projects or actions;
  • Manage logistics for upcoming meetings online (instead of trails of emails!);
  • use PRIVATE, password controlled work spaces to store, share or edit draft documents, raw data, sensitive materials, or any content that cannot or should not yet be posted publicly;
  • For an annual maintenance fee, add interactive content in a separate space for your own partnership.

See the NRCS WLFW website for specific information on: WLFW national and state-run target species partnerships; priority geographies for implementation; strategic plans published by USDA; how to participate in Farm Bill programs; and news and blogs about WLFW activities.

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Latest WLFW News and Events

Field Day at Mountain Research Station

The Field Day at the Mountain Research Station in Waynesville, NC will be a great event for agricultural producers to get the latest updates on agricultural research and to see the latest and best available tools and equipment at the trade show. The NRCS Partner Biologists for the Hellbender Working Lands for Wildlife Initiative will be in attendance with information about the program. 

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The Dynamic Darters: A Private Lands Conservation Success Story

The Dynamic Darters: A Private Lands Conservation Success Story

Found in one of the most biologically diverse water systems in the Southeast, the bridled and holiday darters are rebounding.

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TN Workshop - Native grasses in Prescribed Grazing Systems

Using Native Warm-Season Grasses in a Grazing System Participants will learn the latest research-supported methods for reliable native forage establishment and grazing management to maintain grass vigor and animal performance through the summer. This training is being presented by The Center for Native Grasslands Management and NBCI through a grant provided by Quail Forever and the Natural Resources Conservation Service in support of the Working Lands For Wildlife: Bobwhite in Grasslands project. Topics to be covered: Bobwhite basics, bobwhite habitat considerations in grazing lands Overview of native warm-season grass (NWSG) establishment Why use NWSG in your grazing system – animal performance and economics How to manage NWSG forages – maintaining vigor and productivity, impact on bobwhite and other grassland birds NWSG in complementary cool-season grass systems Registration: No registration fee, but registration is required. Please RSVP to jhodge34@utk.edu. Lunch will be provided to participants.

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IN Workshop - Native grasses in Prescribed Grazing Systems

Using Native Warm-Season Grasses in a Grazing System Participants will learn the latest research-supported methods for reliable native forage establishment and grazing management to maintain grass vigor and animal performance through the summer. This training is being presented by The Center for Native Grasslands Management and NBCI through a grant provided by Quail Forever and the Natural Resources Conservation Service in support of the Working Lands For Wildlife: Bobwhite in Grasslands project. Topics to be covered: Bobwhite basics, bobwhite habitat considerations in grazing lands Overview of native warm-season grass (NWSG) establishment Why use NWSG in your grazing system – animal performance and economics How to manage NWSG forages – maintaining vigor and productivity, impact on bobwhite and other grassland birds NWSG in complementary cool-season grass systems. Registration: No registration fee, but registration is required. Please RSVP to jhodge34@utk.edu. Lunch will be provided to participants.

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