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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Preston Keres © USDA

Conservation is Climate Action

Bold conservation of America’s forests, grasslands, wetlands, farms, and ranches is needed to combat climate change. U.S. Nature4Climate’s Conservation IS Climate Action campaign is highlighting conservation success stories that illustrate how conservation action is climate action.

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Kumar L Goodwine-Kennedy © Geechee Sea Island Coalition

Salt Marsh Conservation on the Atlantic Coast – Where Blue Carbon Supports Diverse Partnership

The South Atlantic Salt Marsh Initiative brings together federal, state, and local governments, military officials, and community leaders who recognize the habitat’s ability to help protect shorelines against flooding and storm surge. The initiative aims to conserve about a million acres of marsh stretching from North Carolina to north Florida.

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Quinn Lowrey

Conserving and Restoring Whitebark Pine

Forward-thinking forest restoration from tribes and companies helps to ensure whitebark pine can provide benefits to people and wildlife well into the future.

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Ami Vitale

Climate Solutions in the Sagebrush Steppe

Sagebrush ecosystems play an important role in the nation’s climate future. Because of the unique challenges of scale, ownership, and threats on the range, we need solutions that work for people, wildlife, and the climate together.

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How Climate Action Can Reboot Economies in Rural America

Investment in climate-smart infrastructure is needed to boost rural economies and support jobs. New analysis from World Resources Institute finds such investments in clean energy and land sectors offer the greatest potential for job creation in rural communities.

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Laurie Andrews © Jackson Hole Land Trust

The Interconnections Between Biodiversity and Climate

Climate change intertwined with the alarming loss of biodiversity we are tracking today represent some of the gravest challenges we face as a society. Land trusts — which often work at the intersection of people and nature — are no strangers to these challenges.

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Michael Mardon © American Forests

The Economic Lifeblood of Trees

From science teachers to whiskey barrel makers to artists, people in myriad professions need forests and trees. American Forests highlights some of the unique jobs generated by, and reliant on forests and trees.

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