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

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3 page fact sheet outlining priorities for Fiscal Year 2013 funding for the Bureau of Land Management.
5 page fact sheet outlining priorities for Fiscal Year 2013 funding for the National Forest System.
8 page fact sheet outlining priorities for Fiscal Year 2013 funding for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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.

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