Leon LaSalle and the Chippewa Cree Tribe: Making USDA Programs Work For Tribal Producers

Explore the inspiring journey of third-generation rancher Leon LaSalle and the Chippewa Cree Tribe as they advocate for equitable access to Farm Bill Programs. From confronting the challenges of drought to negotiating groundbreaking agreements with USDA, learn how their project enhances conservation practices, addresses policy changes, and catalyzes innovation for a sustainable agricultural future. Discover the impact on tribal producers, the significance of tribal sovereignty, and the opportunities presented by the upcoming Farm Bill.

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Growth in Support for Natural Climate Solutions

Explore how natural climate solutions, from reforestation to blue-carbon ecosystems, have bipartisan support and the federal initiatives driving their implementation. Additionally, learn how community engagement and Indigenous leadership are pivotal for effective climate action.

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4 Priorities for Managing US Lands in the Face of Climate Change

Land management practices can be crucial natural climate solutions. Read four ways that policymakers can prioritize strategies to protect the land carbon sink and balance the many requirements for land use in the face of climate change.

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The Benefits of Investing in Natural Climate Solutions

Explore the benefits of investing in natural climate solutions: conservation, ecosystem management, and biodiversity preservation for emissions reduction. Discover cost-effective, ready-to-implement solutions and the crucial role of protecting existing ecosystems.

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Soil Health Success: Mulligan Farm shows that soil health practices can help improve economic performance 

Farmers across the US are embracing soil health practices for increased resilience, efficiency, and environmental benefits while improving their bottom line. At Mulligan Farm, Forrest Watson’s success with cover cropping and reduced tillage highlights the potential of regenerative agriculture, made possible in part due to financial support from federal funding from programs like USDA’s EQIP and CSP.

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Treesilience: Urban Forestry for Communities and Climate

Urban trees are more than aesthetics; they’re vital for cleaner air, climate action, and equitable communities. Treesilience, a dynamic initiative led by a coalition of organizations, is redefining urban landscapes in Chicago, St. Louis, and Orlando. They’re planting and protecting trees while empowering communities for a greener, healthier, and more equitable future. Discover how federal funding is pivotal in making these programs a reality.

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