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Ranching for the birds as development in the West threatens wildlife habitats

A real life pig pile at the Kiowa Creek Ranch. The ranch is owned by the Audubon Society, which requires certain livestock management practices to support a healthy bird population as part of Audubon's Conservation Ranching Program. (Ashley Ahearn)
A real life pig pile at the Kiowa Creek Ranch. The ranch is owned by the Audubon Society, which requires certain livestock management practices to support a healthy bird population as part of Audubon's Conservation Ranching Program. (Ashley Ahearn)

Development is quickly overtaking open space in the West and devastating wildlife habitats. But a conservation project is partnering with ranchers to protect birds and promote sustainable agriculture.

Boise State Public Radio’s Ashley Ahearn reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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