Stewardship with Vision The Western Landowners Alliance Focuses on Landowner Conservation Posted on February 3, 2015 by UPLLC

The Western Landowners Alliance has developed a short film series entitled, “Stewardship with Vision.”  The first episode features Jeff Laszlo.

Focus for the film is on successful conservation practices in the American Southwest. This episode highlights the O’Dell Creek restoration. With the restoration, Granger Ranches has documented a 900% increase in waterfowl species and a 600% increase in species diversity. The ranch now hosts at least fifteen species of concern, including the American White Pelican, Clark’s Grebe, Great Blue Heron, White-Faced Ibis, Franklin’s Gull, Caspian Tern, Long-billed Curlew and American Bittern, Baird’s Sparrow, McCown’s Longspur, Sprague’s Pipit, Burrowing Owl, Short-eared Owl, Ferruginous Hawk. Trumpeter Swans, once gravely imperiled, take refuge on the ranch with 20-50 wintering annually. Raptor species increased from four to ten. Up to 5,000 Rocky Mountain Sandhill Cranes now make annual migratory visits. The wetlands are also supporting river otters, moose, deer, and rare and sensitive flowers.

Keep an eye out for upcoming episodes!

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