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Sagebrush Market Ready to Open

Saturday, May 23, 2015

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Sagebrush Market Ready to Open

Greater sage grouse are declining as sagebrush is lost to development across the West, which could lead to a dire and costly endangered-species listing. So, in northwestern Colorado, ranchers and others are figuring out how they can create a sagebrush marketplace that could make protecting sagebrush and grouse a money maker.

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Can Ecomarkets Deliver Paydirt?

Monday, March 7, 2011

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Can Ecomarkets Deliver Paydirt?

A movement to pay farmers and ranchers for ecosystem services provided by wetlands, sagebrush and other natural resources is hitting the ground in Colorado. My feature story in the Winter 2011 issue of Headwaters Magazine examines if landowners and wildlife will really cash in.

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