Posted July 13, 2016 12:12 pm by Comments

By Justin Stakes

Sentinel Landscapes
Interior, Agriculture & Defense Team Up To Conserve Landscapes and Wildlife, Bolster Rural Economies, and Ensure Military Readiness
U.S. Fish and Wildlife
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Washington, DC -( The Departments of Interior, Agriculture and Defense joined with state and federal partners today to announce the designation of three new Sentinel Landscapes to benefit working lands, wildlife conservation and military readiness.

Through the Sentinel Landscapes partnership, the DOI, USDA and DoD have committed to working together in overlapping priority areas near military installations to help farmers and ranchers make improvements to the land that benefit their operation, enhance wildlife habitat, and enable DoD’s training missions to continue. This year’s Sentinel Landscapes were chosen for Avon Park Air Force Range in Florida, Camp Ripley in Minnesota and military bases in Eastern North Carolina.

Sentinel Landscapes are not only home to imperiled species such as red-cockaded woodpeckers, northern long-eared bats and Florida gopher turtle, but also to military ranges that test and train advanced aircraft and communications systems. The Sentinel Landscapes Partnership also enables federal state agencies to achieve their goals on a wider scale at a greater cost-share with broader stakeholder buy-in.

“The Sentinel Landscapes Partnership is an important conservation tool …Read the Rest

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