Ranchers and Farmers

Amy Erickson

Ranchers and farmers of the Southern Great Plains hold the key to lesser prairie-chicken conservation.

Amy Erickson photo

Amy Erickson photo

It takes skill, sweat, commitment, and hard work to make a living from the land. With 95% of lesser prairie-chicken habitat occurring on private land, ranchers and farmers in the Southern Great Plains play a critical role in lesser prairie-chicken conservation.

Working with LPCI technical and financial support, more than 400 ranchers and farmers are improving the health of prairie habitat while improving their agricultural operations by implementing sustainable grazing systems, removing woody invasives, developing drought contingency plans, and more.

You can read and listen to some of their success stories. Check back often to read new stories about the efforts of our growing list of landowners involved in LPCI’s voluntary habitat conservation programs.