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Ask an Expert: Ask Lisa McCauley

   The Sage Grouse Initiative earlier this week re-released a 2017 interview with Lisa McCauley, then the NRCS Conservation Easement Specialist in Montana and now an Easement Program Specialist for the NRCS in Washington, DC, and her information is still spot-on.

     The interview, titled “How Do Conservation Easements Work?” is somewhat focused on sage grouse, but Lisa’s responses and perspectives still tell a compelling story about the value of land conservation for farm and ranch families, agricultural production, local economies, wildlife habitat and more. 

Photo Caption: With help from NRCS conservation easement programs, The Nature Conservancy preserved this working ranch and sage-grass habitat on 16,000 acres in northeastern Montana