Working Lands

Cattle ranching for birds: a song for sustainability

— The new Sustainable Cattle Ranching Playbook recently launched by Audubon Americas shares the ancient and vital connection of people and birds, and best practices to boost productivity while helping birds.

Southwest North Dakota Shade Ranch Certified as Audubon Bird-Friendly Habitat

— Shade Ranch herd is working for birds in Audubon Conservation Ranching program

State of U.S. Grassland Birds: Still Declining

The new State of the Birds report reveals grassland birds are among the fastest-declining bird species in the United States, with a 34% loss since

South Texas’s Pajarito Ranch Certified as Audubon Bird-Friendly Habitat

— Entire ranch working for birds and beef in Audubon Conservation Ranching program

Of Habitat and Hoof Prints

— Quail Forever & Audubon Conservation Ranching partnering to increase conservation grazing on the Great Plains

Vermont Hay Season Is Shifting Earlier, But Nesting Birds Are Staying Put

— Because of warming temperatures, farmers harvest hay earlier in the year than they did two decades ago, placing songbird nests in balers' paths.
Marshall Johnson, center, and Kay Cornelius meet with Panorama rancher Dave Hutchinson on his Nebraska ranch. Wyatt DeVries

Of Burgers and Birds: A Partnership That Nearly Doubles Audubon's Impact on Ranches across the Country

— Audubon Conservation Ranching teams up with Panorama Organic Meats to Bring Grassland Birds Back

National Audubon Society Announces Largest Market-Based Regenerative Grasslands Partnership in the U.S.

— Partnership with Panorama Organic Grass-Fed Meats will restore habitat, combat climate change on one million acres of working ranchland.
Western Meadowlark. Evan Barrientos/Audubon Rockies

Bird Friendliness Index Shows Audubon Conservation Ranching is Bringing Grassland Birds Back

— Populations show a jump of more than a third in some areas.

Innovative Bill Would Promote Regenerative Ranching in California

— Audubon-sponsored bill encourages ranching practices that restore grasslands and sequester carbon.