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Win-win conservation. If it’s good for the bird, it’s good for the herd. With LPCI technical and financial assistance, landowners can improve habitat for both prairie-chickens and livestock, boosting ranch sustainability. LEARN MORE

Providing predictability. When you enroll land with LPCI, follow a sustainable grazing plan, and complete other conservation practices to benefit lesser prairie-chickens, you can run your ranch without fear of ESA regulation. LEARN MORE

Collaboration and partnership. More than 25 agencies, nonprofit organizations, universities, and private businesses have pooled resources and know-how to conserve rural agriculture and provide habitat for native wildlife. LEARN MORE

Science-based action. How do we know if our range management strategies are working? LPCI-funded research ensures we’re doing enough of the right things in the right places to achieve our conservation goals. LEARN MORE

LPCI succeeds through...

Win-Win Conservation

If it’s good for the bird, it’s good for the herd. With LPCI technical and financial assistance, landowners can improve habitat for both prairie-chickens and livestock, boosting ranch sustainability.

Learn More

LPCI succeeds through...

Providing Predictability

When you enroll land with LPCI, follow a sustainable grazing plan, and complete other conservation practices to benefit lesser prairie-chickens, you can run your ranch without fear of ESA regulation.

Learn More

LPCI succeeds through...

Collaboration and Partnership

More than 25 agencies, nonprofit organizations, universities, and private businesses have pooled resources and know-how to conserve rural agriculture and provide habitat for native wildlife.

Learn more

LPCI succeeds through...

Science-based action

How do we know if our range management strategies are working? LPCI-funded research ensures we’re doing enough of the right things in the right places to achieve our conservation goals.

Learn More

How does LPCI benefit lesser prairie-chickens and ranchers?

Conservation PlanningSustainable Grazing SystemsDrought ManagementPrescribed FireWoody Plant RemovalConservation Reserve Program Technical Support

Conservation Across the Range Report

Latest News

  • Aerial Surveys Confirm Lesser Prairie-Chicken Population Holding Steady (7/7/2017) - NEWS: Results are in for the 2017 lesser prairie-chicken aerial survey, and they’ve brought welcome news. The survey indicates an estimated breeding population of 33,269 birds this year, up from 24,648 birds counted last year. Read all about it! >
  • Prairie-chicken Restoration Efforts Take Flight in Southeast Colorado (6/19/2017) - LPCI NEWS RELEASE: Why did the lesser prairie-chicken cross the state line? If Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) biologists are successful, the answer will be to rebuild populations of this uncommon prairie grouse, which has mostly disappeared from the grasslands of the southeast corner of the state. Read about the relocation project >
  • New Conservation Strategy Series: Prescribed Grazing Builds Healthy Grasslands (6/15/2017) - Hot off the Press! Check out the latest offering in LPCI's Conservation Strategies Series, which spotlights LPCI's core conservation strategies, Our latest fact sheet highlights prescribed grazing--a conservation practice that builds soil health, drought resiliency, and grassland productivity.

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