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National Seed Strategy for Rehabilitation and Restoration Just Announced

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced the release of the National Seed Strategy for Rehabilitation and Restoration today. The strategy will guide efforts to restore public lands after landscape-scale ecological changes such as wildfires and hurricanes.  

“Having the right seed to plant in the right place at the right time will make a huge difference in the health of our lands as we address impacts of large-scale disturbances such as drought, climate change, fire, and invasive species,” Secretary Jewell said.

Across the United States, the strategy will help foster resilient and healthy landscapes important to wildlife and to our economy by guiding ecological restoration, especially for those lands – such as sagebrush habitat – damaged by large rangeland fires.

The Strategy is the work of the 12-agency Federal Committee of the Plant Conservation Alliance, and supports the goals of a number of other national initiatives, such as the President’s Climate Action Plan.  Among the partners in the plan is the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), which manages the federal government’s largest land management portfolio of about 245 million acres.

The seed strategy delivers on Secretary Jewell’s wildfire plan and will be helpful in ensuring that landscapes – like sagebrush landscapes – can stay healthy for the sake of our economy and our wildlife.

Read the press release and follow @BLMNational on Twitter using #itstartswithaSEED for more information. For stories about ongoing projects happening across BLM visit the My Public Lands Flickr.

We’re headed to Washington D.C.! Please help us have our voices heard by signing the petition: lakotalaw.org/action. This petition will be presented in support of the need for Lakota foster care!

As promised, LPLP has arranged inter-agency meetings for December 4th with the Department of Justice, the Department of the Interior, and the Department of Health and Human Services to insist on funding for the planning of foster care programs for five more South Dakota Tribes. Tribal Chairmen from Crow Creek, Cheyenne River, Yankton, Lower Brule and Flandreau will attend inter-agency meetings to discuss the necessity for Lakota-run foster care and to insist that Washington D.C. take action.

Rosebud received their Title IV-E Federal Planning Grant in 2013 and Oglala and Standing Rock were recipients this year. These Title IV-E Planning Grants are the fist step to fund the planning for Child and Family Planning Services that will be run by Lakota, for Lakota.

Please help us to have our voices heard in Washington D.C. by signing the petition: lakotalaw.org/action

This petition will be presented at each inter-agency meeting to demonstrate the amount of people who support the Lakota children!

If you live outside of the United States, you can still sign the petition by clicking the link, clicking “Sign the Petition”, and scrolling down to see: “Outside the U.S.? Sign Here”

Thank you for your prayers and support!

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3 Things You Should Know About the National Seed Strategy

The National Seed Strategy for Rehabilitation and Restoration was released yesterday - a comprehensive, science-based strategy to address the threat of wildfires that are damaging landscapes across the West.

Here are the top three things you need to know about the Strategy:

  1. The need for seeds. 
  2. Location, location, location.
  3. It is all about working together.  

Read more about each of these HERE

Read the press release and follow @BLMNational on Twitter using #itstartswithaSEED for more information. For stories about ongoing projects happening across BLM visit the My Public Lands Flickr. 

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