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June 13, 2012
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Sage grouse habitat being preserved at Duck Lake

More than 6,000 acres of sage-grouse habitat in Nevada are being protected and restored through the Wetland Reserve Program.

The land provides wet meadow habitat that is critical to the birds for brood-rearing and is located in the area surrounding Duck Lake, a terminal lake basin in northern Washoe County. Sage-grouse, migratory birds and other wildlife from Nevada, California and elsewhere in the West will benefit from the agreement between private landowners and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

"Sage-grouse and other wildlife species rely on private landowners, particularly in the agricultural community, who maintain large areas of intact meadows …

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The Record Courier Updated Jun 13, 2012 02:19PM Published Jun 13, 2012 02:16PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.