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The Center for Native Grasslands Management

Title: Wildlife and fish conservation through the Farm Bill
Year: 2006
Author(s): Gray, R. L., Teels, B. M.
Source Title: Wildlife Society Bulletin
Source Type: Journal
pages: 906-913
Original Publication:  
Abstract: Private lands constitute 70% of the land base in the United States and are important to the conservation of fish and wildlife. The last 4 Farm Bills established a variety of conservation programs that integrate fish and wildlife habitat as an important consideration in farm policy. These programs provide cost-sharing opportunities, technical assistance, and other financial incentives to restore or enhance habitats, and protect habitats through long-term or permanent conservation easements. The programs are providing landscape-scale habitat changes, resulting in increased populations of many species.