Thanks to the partners, sponsors, organizations, and friends that have made GrasslandsLIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure possible. They include:


The USDA Forest Service, Prince William Network and partners bring nature learning to you through our series of webcasts, webinars, and online education resources. No matter where you are in the world, visit our LIVE programs for exciting, on-site learning about bats, butterflies, climate change, wetlands, and more!

Established in 1905, the Forest Service is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Forest Service manages public lands in national forests and grasslands. Gifford Pinchot, the first Chief of the Forest Service, summed up the mission of the Forest Service "to provide the greatest amount of good for the greatest amount of people in the long run." National forests and grasslands encompass 193 million acres of land, which is an area equivalent to the size of Texas.

Prince William Network (PWNet) is a part of Prince William County (Virginia) Public Schools and provides quality, distance-learning opportunities to students, educators, and communities across Virginia and the nation. PWNet is a leading provider of live, electronic field trips for students and has won numerous national awards. Electronic field trips bring the excitement of learning to remote places with the ability to converse with experts.

CBS Denver is providing the technical production for a GrasslandsLIVE webcast to be held May 17, 2017.

Whiting Petroleum Corporation is a Denver-based independent oil and gas company that acquires, exploits, develops and explores for crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids primarily in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States. We are consistently a top oil producer in North Dakota.  We control one of the largest acreage positions in the Bakken/Three Forks resource play in the Williston Basin with 443,839 net acres in the oil productive sweet spots of the basin encompassing approximately 5,300 potential gross drilling locations. In the new and large oil prone sweet spot of the eastern DJ Basin of Colorado, we have 132,184 net acres.

Pawnee Buttes Seed, Inc. provides native and introduced grass, forb, shrub, wetland, small grain, and alfalfa seed for turf, pasture, reclamation, CRP, CREP, WHIP, and EQIP. Our emphasis is on educating our customers on proper management techniques to ensure grass stand longevity and conservation of natural resources.


In December 2009, the federal government of Mexico declared Reserva de la Biosfera de Janos, which covers  526,482 hectares in the Janos Valley in the state of Chihuahua. The decree represents the first time that Mexico is protecting grasslands and allocating funds for that conservation.  The reserve includes some Mexico’s best remaining shortgrass prairie. 

XHIJ-TDT, known as Canal 44, is a Spanish-language affiliate of Cadenatres serving the Ciudad Juárez-El Paso-Las Cruces metropolitan area.

The mission of the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is to conserve birds and their habitats through science, education and land stewardship. Bird Conservancy of the Rockies conserves birds and their habitats through an integrated approach of science, education and land stewardship. Our work radiates from the Rockies to the Great Plains, Mexico and beyond. Our mission is advanced through sound science, achieved through empowering people, realized through stewardship and sustained through partnerships. Together, we are improving native bird populations, the land and the lives of people.

The Nature Conservancy has been working with local partners to create a protection strategy for the Janos Valley grasslands. Thanks to the work of the Conservancy and local partners, the Mexican federal and Chihuahua state governments recognized the Janos Valley as a conservation priority. And on Dec. 8, 2009, the 1.3 million-acre Janos Biosphere Reserve was decreed. This declaration marks the first time that Mexico is officially protecting – and allocating resources toward – grasslands that benefit people and nature.


The mission of the Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas (Conanp) is to conserve the natural heritage of Mexico through protected areas, fostering a culture of conservation and sustainable development of the communities in their environment. Society must be involved in conservation of ecosystems and biodiversity, ecological processes, natural changes and ecosystem services that enable the continuity and evolution of life, development and welfare of human society, through a set of policies and measures of protection and management, including sustainable use and restoration.

Aves Argentinas es una entidad civil sin fines de lucro que trabaja para revalorizar el vínculo de las personas con su entorno natural, brindando un espacio para los amantes de la naturaleza y desarrollando proyectos y actividades de conservación, investigación, educación y difusión.

Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan
The Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan (SK PCAP) Partnership brings together 30 agencies and organizations representing producers, industry, provincial & federal governments, environmental non-government organizations, research and educational institutions working towards a common vision of prairie and species at risk conservation in Saskatchewan.

Environment for the Americas was created as a result of International Migratory Bird Day’s success.  Created in 1993, the celebration has grown to become much more than a one day event.  Over 700 events are now hosted from South America to Canada, materials are available year-round, and other projects and programs have been developed to increase bird conservation education.

Soapstone Prairie Natural Area is owned by the City of Fort Collins.  Soapstone is extraordinary with over 28 square miles of wide open vistas, nearly pristine grasslands, miles of trails and world-renowned cultural resources. 


FSNatureLIVE USDA Forest Service Prince William Network CBS Denver Whiting Petroleum Corporation Pawnee Buttes Seed Inc.
Reserva de la Biosfera de Janos Channel 44/Canal 44 El Canal de las Noticias Bird Conservancy of the Rockies The Nature Conservancy - Reserva Ecologica El Uno
CONANP Aves Argentinas Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan Environment for the Americas Soapstone Prairie Natural Area