How does farming and ranching impact wildlife habitat?

All people have the opportunity to harm or improve wildlife habitat. Farmers and ranchers value wildlife conservation and are working hard to improve habitat, while providing food, fiber and fuel to a growing population. In 2016, farmers, ranchers and other landowners have enrolled almost 24 million acres in the Conservation Reserve Program to protect the environment and provide habitat for wildlife. Since the program started, more than 2 million acres of wetlands have been restored.

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