Adopt A Wildlife Acre

 
$270,278
$179,722
Raised
Remaining

Summary

National Wildlife Federation's Adopt-a-Wildlife-Acre program solves dangerous conflicts between wildlife and livestock around Yellowstone National Park and throughout the Northern Rockies. With your help, we can retire critical territory for wild bighorn sheep, bison, grizzly bears, wolves and other wildlife. The Adopt-a-Wildlife-Acre program works with local ranchers by offering fair prices in exchange for retiring grazing lands, giving wildlife more room to roam.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Yellowstone National Park is home to some of the most magnificent animals in America. However, once iconic species like the gray wolf, grizzly bear, bighorn sheep and bison leave the protected borders of the park, their death rates rise dramatically! These animals' migration patterns take them outside of the park, where they are in close proximity to grazing ranch lands. This dangerous crossroads poses serious mortality risk to livestock and wildlife from both animal and human conflict.

How will this project solve this problem?

NWF's Adopt-a-Wildlife-Acre program solves this conflict through a market-based approach to conservation. We sufficiently compensate ranchers to retire high-risk grazing allotments and relocate their livestock to safe grazing lands.

Potential Long Term Impact

This unique program recognizes the economic value of livestock grazing permits and fairly compensates ranchers for retiring their leases. As grazing allotments are often on public lands, a retirement requires voluntary participation from both public and private parties, and only happens when all are satisfied- a true win-win-win program!

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $270,278
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $179,722
Total Funding Goal: $450,000

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

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Project Leader

Keith Dillon

Reston, VA United States

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