Proven Models

Here we are highlighting Proven Models that build conservation bridges between the science and the people that spark change for communities and wildlife. The following are places where public and private partners are collaborating on voluntary, proactive, and highly organized conservation projects that have an impact across large areas. These projects highlight positive examples of cross-boundary coordination on conifer removal, wet meadow restoration, and fire and invasive treatments.

We can learn from their successes, and challenges, because they are truly making a difference by addressing the needs of local livelihoods, working lands, healthy habitat, and wildlife.


Proven Models have five defining elements:


1.  A major challenge that calls for cooperative conservation action.

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2.   A shared vision that people support and own.

3.  Trailblazers that bring resources, expertise, and motivate collaboration.

4.  Science that guides targeted conservation work.

5.  Lasting conservation outcomes for people and wildlife.


Please read, share, and learn from these Proven Models from sagebrush country.

Bi-State, Nevada and California

The Bi-State Collaborative continues to build upon its long history of conservation of sagebrush systems by practicing a boundary blind approach of working across jurisdictional boundaries to accomplish incredible results.

West Box Elder County, Utah

The Sagebrush Ecosystem Alliance in this part of Utah provides technical and partnership assistance to implement conservation practices that benefit sagebrush and the people living in this area.