CONSERVATION
THROUGH
PARTNERSHIPS

Partnerships are the key to our success. We facilitate cooperation among a broad coalition of partners — on the national, regional, state and local levels — to fund and implement on-the-ground habitat
conservation projects.

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CONSERVATION
THROUGH DESIGN

Effective conservation — from planning to implementation to monitoring — relies on having accurate, informative maps and spatial data. We create geospatial tools and data products, including interactive maps, source code for geospatial models, and downloadable data, to help guide conservation efforts within our region.

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CONSERVATION ON
WORKING LANDS

In our region, agricultural producers have the ability to effect the biggest change on the landscape and, therefore, provide the greatest benefit to birds and bird habitat through their conservation efforts. We are deeply invested in helping to make sure producers stay on the landscape so this stewardship may continue.

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CONSERVATION ON
PUBLIC LANDS

While public lands, managed for the public good, are used differently than working lands, managers often need the same conservation tools developed for private landowners. We work with public land managers to maximize benefit on lands that often act as anchors for large bocks of habitat that is important for many species.

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CONSERVATION FOR
ENERGY
DEVELOPMENT

Many of the same tools we use for biological planning can be adapted to help energy developers site new projects to minimize impacts to birds and their habitats. We believe a proactive and collaborative approach is the best way to share knowledge and guide energy development for long-term wildlife conservation.

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Habitat Conservation that Benefits People



Why Playas Are Important

Learn why agricultural producers and rural communities are restoring and preserving their playas. These videos feature farmers, ranchers, and community members talking about the benefits they receive by enrolling their playas in conservation programs — from financial returns, hunting habitat, and groundwater recharge to preserving history and leaving a legacy for future generations.


2022 Capacity Grantee to Expand Grassland Conservation in Eastern Colorado
2022 Capacity Grantee to Expand Grassland Conservation in Eastern Colorado

As the 2022 PLJV ConocoPhillips Capacity Grant recipient, Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust (CCALT) will use the multi-year funding to expand their conservation and stewardship efforts in Colorado’s eastern plains and advance their additive conservation program, which is designed to achieve additional conservation outcomes on conserved lands, and increase the resiliency and integrity of interconnected conserved landscapes.

Playas Support Water Sustainability for Community
Playas Support Water Sustainability for Community

The city of Clovis and surrounding community depend on the Ogallala aquifer; however, it is rapidly being depleted. The city’s water assurance plan includes water conservation measures, the development of a pipeline from Ute Reservoir, and the restoration of playas. Healthy playas are a primary source of aquifer recharge, and also improve the quality of that water.

Preserving a Working Ranch
Preserving a Working Ranch

Greg Moore manages his 23,000-acre ranch in eastern New Mexico to support both cattle and wildlife. To ensure the playas and grasslands continue to be preserved, he worked with New Mexico Land Conservancy to put his ranch under a conservation easement. He has also restored playas by filling in pits and developed alternative water sources for his cattle.