LandCAN Library

Browse our Introductory Articles

The Private Lands Opportunity: The Case for Conservation Incentives

By:
Given the right incentives, private landowners can play a pivotal role in achieving many of the nation's conservation goals. Recovering rare species, restoring degraded habitats, and improving the quality of water in our rivers and streams are just a few of the goals that are clearly within our reach if we enlist the nation's private landowners as partners in the task.

 

Saving Open Space in Suburbia: The Application of the Governmental Policy Test

By:
This article explores the application of conservation easements in a suburban context of the "clearly delineated governmental policy' test under Section 170(h)(4)(A)(iii)(II) of the code in meeting the "conservation purposes" test of code Section 170(h)(1)(C).

 

Conservation Easements: Donor Beware

By:
Conservation easements have garnered significant attention and gained popularity over the last few years due in part to the availability of federal tax deductions and Virginia state tax credits associated with conservation easements.

 

Backyard Conservation: Bringing Conservation From the Countryside to Your Backyard

By:
In this publication,  you’ll see practices  used to conserve and  improve natural  resources on agricultural  land across the country.& ...

 

Backyard Conservation: Water Conservation

By:
Save water with efficient systems and healthy plants. One in a series of 10 tip sheets on backyard conservation.

 

Getting Paid for Stewardship: An Agricultural Community Water Quality Trading Guide

By:
Agricultural producers are finding opportunities to get paid for their stewardship activities through water quality trading. Generally, they sell the amount of nutrients or sediment reduced by conservation practices.

 

Natural Resources Credit Trading Reference

By:
The purpose of the NRCS Natural Resource Credit Trading Reference is to provide an understanding of how environmental credit trading can be used to increase the provision of conservation and ecosystem services by agriculture.

 

Potawatomi Resource Conservation & Development Council: Strategic Plan 2012

By:
This strategic plan will guide the Potawatomi Resource Conservation & Development Council over the next five years as we transform into a more regional, responsive, and collaborative organization.

 

Backyard Conservation: Wetland

By:
Wetlands filter excess pesticides and nutrients. Many plants and animals find a home in wetlands. One in a series of 10 tip sheets on backyard conservation.

 

Backyard Conservation: Wildlife Habitat

By:
Make a home for birds, butterflies, and nature's other creatures. One in a series of 10 tip sheets on backyard conservation.

 

Backyard Conservation: Composting

By:
Composting turns household  wastes into valuable fertilizer  and soil organic matter. One in a series of 10 tip sheets on backyard conservation.

 

Backyard Conservation: Mulching

By:
Mulching enriches and protects soil, helping provide a better growing environment. One in a series of 10 tip sheets on backyard conservation.

 

Backyard Conservation: Nutrient Management

By:
Apply only the nutrients plants can use. Twenty nutrients have been identified that are required by plants. Of these, nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium are required in relatively large amounts.

 

Backyard Conservation: Backyard Pond

By:
A pond or water garden will likely become the focal point for all your backyard conservation.  One in a series of 10 tip sheets on backyard conservation.

 

Backyard Conservation: Pest Management

By:
Early detection and treatment of pests means a healthier growing environment. One in a series of 10 tip sheets on backyard conservation.

 

Backyard Conservation: Terracing

By:
Use terraces to make flower and vegetable gardening possible on steep slopes, or simply to add interest to your landscape. One in a series of 10 tip sheets on backyard conservation.

 

Backyard Conservation: Tree Planting

By:
Trees add beauty and so much more. One in a series of 10 tip sheets on backyard conservation.

 

Backyard Conservation pages 1-14

By:
Conservation practices that have been shown to help conserve and improve natural resources on agricultural land across the country are scaled down for homeowners.

 

Backyard Conservation, pages 15-28

By:
Conservation practices that have been shown to help conserve and improve natural resources on agricultural land across the country are scaled down for homeowners.

 

Farm and Forest Land Preservation With Conservation Easements

By:
This publication is intended to provide basic information on conservation easements for landowners, community leaders, students and other interested individuals.

Search our Partner Database of Conservation Success Stories

Cooperative Conservation AmericaWhat is Cooperative Conservation America? CCA is a public forum for collecting and sharing the cooperative conservation stories, lessons, models and achievements of all Americans. It provides citizen conservationists from every walk of life an opportunity to contribute to, and learn from, a common pool of conservation knowledge, tools, and practices - a cumulative and evolving database of information that will advance citizen stewardship, foster community-based conservation, encourage and support the vital role of private lands and landowners, and expand and strengthen shared governance in the care and conservation of America's lands, waters, and wildlife.

 

View a sampling of Success stories