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Montana TNC Enrolls First Landowner in Grasslands CCAA

The Nature Conservancy in Montana and the US Fish & Wildlife Service worked to finalize a Greater Sage-Grouse and Declining Songbirds Programatic Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances (CCAA) in early 2018 and TNC announced last week it enrolled its first landowner within this CCAA program. The agreement with the landowner covers 11,000 acres of mostly sagebrush habitat in north central Montana and the property sits in sage grouse core habitat and the habitat of four key grasslands songbirds.

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