Habitat & Conservation  |  07/27/2022

The North American Grasslands Act: Officially Introduced


Several years in the making, the Grasslands Conservation Act is a significant step for grassland conservation

Last autumn, Pheasants Forever, Quail Forever and a coalition of conservation groups unveiled the largest new grasslands legislative effort in organizational history: The North American Grasslands Conservation Act. We asked you to step up and make your voices heard in support of this monumental opportunity and today we are proud to announce this historic grasslands legislation has been officially introduced in the United States Senate by Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon and co-sponsored by Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado.


Comprehensive Content

What is the North American Grasslands Conservation Act?

Several years in the making, the Grasslands Conservation Act is a significant step for grassland conservation efforts in the 21st century. This Act will help kickstart the voluntary protection and restoration of grasslands and sagebrush shrub-steppe in North America – some of the most endangered ecosystems on the planet – by creating a landowner-driven, voluntary, incentive-based program. You can learn more about what’s at stake and what opportunities exist by revisiting this comprehensive content:

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever's 3-Part Grasslands Blog Series:
» Grasslands and Climate
» Brightest Sunlight to Darkest Soil
» Grasslands, Climate Policy and the Road Ahead

A Coalition Op-Ed:
» America's Dwindling Grasslands Requires action

On the Wing Podcast
» Ep. 133: North American Grasslands Conservation Act

Legislation Language
» One-page Summary
» Section-by-Section Summary
» Bill Text


How Can Members Support the Cause?

Simple: Grassroots advocacy. More than 50,000 voices helped us achieve Act language and bill introduction – but our collective voice for the uplands is now required to carry this monumental legislation to the finish line.

Visit ActforGrasslands.org right now and take action  by submitting a form that will deliver a message of support for America's cherished grasslands and sagebrush to your United States Senator.

Thank you for your efforts to improve North America’s Grasslands.
Thank you for answering the Call of the Uplands!