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Defenders of Wildlife produces many reports, fact sheets, tip sheets and other types of publications.

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Sage grouse are dependent on sage brush habitat for nesting and food sources and much of this sage brush habitat overlaps with farmland in the western U.S. – 31 percent of sage grouse range is privately owned.
It’s no surprise that the Farm Bill has big impacts on wildlife, endangered and common species alike. Eighty percent of threatened and endangered species are found on private landsi, most of which is managed by America’s farmers, ranchers and forest landowners.
Wetlands,  © Joe LeFevre
“Harnessing Nature” describes how communities are using ecosystem-based tools to ameliorate severe weather risks that are likely to be worsened by climate change. After summarizing 2011’s climate-related devastation, the report presents case studies on ecosystem restoration and enhancement to reduce the risk of floods (Missouri River floodplain restoration and St. John’s River watershed restoration); heat waves and drought (New York’s PlaNYC and Chicago’s Green Infrastructure); wild fires (Sierra Nevadas’ Dinkey landscape restoration and longleaf pine restoration), and sea level rise (Maryland’s Living Shorelines and beach grass restoration in Texas). The report concludes with recommendations for broadening the use of ecosystem-based tools for adaptation to climate change.
This report is to assesses the feasibility of establishing water quality trading programs that are accessible to ranchers. Drawing on the experiences of water quality trading programs across the United States it highlights the challenges and opportunities for improving water quality and conserving rangelands in the Central Valley of California.
This report is based on the presentations and discussions of a workshop held by Mike Bryant, Lou Hinds and Noah Matson. The presentation was titled: “Refuges, Neighbors and Sea-level Rise.” The report examines the impact of sea-level rise, due to climate change, on our National Wildlife Refuge system.
Gray Wolf © Michael S Quinton / National Geographic Stock
Defenders is working coast to coast to help people and wildlife coexist. This infographic shows the types of projects and different animals we worked to protect during 2011 through our Wildlife Coexistence Partnership program.

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