The Nature Conservancy, Colorado

Climate Change Challenge: less water, worse droughts

Grant Award: $164,900; Year Awarded: 2011

This project will restore and enhance 500-800 acres of priority brood-rearing habitat for Gunnison sage grouse using techniques that can be readily replicated in other locations. Wetland and riparian areas in three sagebrush shrubland locations will be enhanced to increase adaptive capacity of this imperiled species and other wildlife in the Gunnison Basin. The results of this work will be shared through the Gunnison Climate Working Group and the Southwest Climate Change Initiative.