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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

  • Patch-Burn Grazing Fires Up Prairie-Chicken Habitat (1/3/2018) - SCIENCE TO SOLUTIONS: Hot off the press! New research shows that patch-burn grazing creates the mosaic of grassland habitat structure that prairie-chickens depend on. LPCI's latest Science to Solutions paper describes the research and its implications for range management.
  • Seeing the Prairie From a Coyote’s Eye View (12/27/2017) - FIELD REPORT; What does the prairie look like from a coyote's eye view, and why does that matter to lesser prairie-chickens? LPCI range conservationist Marina Osier, based in Lamar, Colorado, answers this question in her recent field report.
  • A Tale of Two Fires: Prescribed Fire Thwarts Wildfire on the New Mexico Prairie (11/29/2017) - NEWS: Two lightning-caused wildfires on the same site in eastern New Mexico yielded profoundly different results. Why? Prescribed fire played a key role.

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