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The 2002 Farm Bill. authorized USDA to use Technical Service Providers (TSPs) The premise behind Technical Service Providers is that the demand for assistance to do conservation work is increasing and will exceed the current staffing capacity of the NRCS.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
This booklet provides information for citizen stewards and landowners, who embody President Bush’s vision of cooperative conservation—a vision built upon innovation, local ideas, inspiration and incentives, and on-the-ground action.
By Adam T. Rohnke and James L. Cummins
A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO ENCOURAGING FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION, LAND MANAGEMENT, AND MAXIMUM ENJOYMENT OF RESOURCES Featuring over five hundred illustrations and forty tables, this book is a collection of in-depth discussions by a tremendous range of experts on topics related to wildlife and fisheries management in Mississippi.
USDA’s NRCS is helping to mitigate impacts of drought across the nation. With good drought plans and conservation systems, farmers and ranchers are better equipped to manage dry and other extreme weather.
This 14-pager from the Univ. of Arkansas Div. of Agriculture summarizes the Arkansas P Index, or API, adopted by the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission effective Jan.
Rural America and the rest of the nation are experiencing a collision of visions. Rural Americans seek the conservation of their natural resources in combination with economic stability, while urban American visitors to these lands use political pressure to keep these lands pristine.
If you’re interested in long-term woodlot management, this article investigates the benefits of silviculture and the idea that forest management considers the trees that are left growing after a timber sale are just as important as the trees that are cut.
William E. Jensen
As a product of the Waterbirds on Working Lands Audubon-Monsanto partnership, this report summarizes the interface between wetland and waterbird conservation and agriculture in Missouri, with special emphasis on Audubon Missouri's (AM) Important Bird Areas (IBA) program.
USDA National Agroforestry Center
Putting trees to work in conservation and production systems for farms, ranches, and nearby communities means planting the right trees, in the right places and in the correct design to achieve desired objectives.
This updated Executive Summary of WAFWA's Range-wide Conservation Plan for the Lesser Prairie Chicken outlines the WAFWA Mitigation System, the Plan Administration (including committee composition), and current implementation status.
Water is a scarce and contentious resource in California. Its allocation frequently breeds conflicts over endangered species, land use, and public health.
Steve Werblow and Chad Watts
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program has published the results of a nationwide survey that assesses the benefits, challenges, yield impacts, and scale of adoption of cover crops.
David R. Foster, Brian M. Donahue, David B. Kittredge, Kathleen F. Lambert, Malcolm L. Hunter, Brian R. Hall, Lloyd C. Irland, Robert J. Lilieholm, David A. Orwig, Anthony W. D’Amato, Elizabeth A. Colburn, Jonathan R. Thompson, James N. Levitt, Aaron M. Ellison, William S. Keeton, John D. Aber, Charles V. Cogbill, Charles T. Driscoll, Timothy J. Fahey, Clarisse M. Hart
New England’s distinctive landscape is a testament to the resiliency of the land and the conservation ethic of its people. The remarkable return of the region’s forests following an early history of forest clearing and intensive logging offers an unprecedented opportunity to secure a more sustainable future.
Lower Mississippi Valley Joint Venture
The science of forestry is evolving towards landscape planning and is furthering our understanding of the intricate relationships between forest structure and development.
Working Lands for Wildlife
Sweeping sagebrush and salt desert shrublands typify the Great Basin - a 200,000-square-mile landscape that encompasses much of Nevada and parts of Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Wyoming, and California.
If adopted, the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (S. 2372 and H.R. 2773) introduced by Senators Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) would provide $1.3 ...
National Honey Bee Health Stakeholder Conference Steering Committee
After news broke in November 2006 about Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), a potentially new phenomenon described by sudden and widespread disappearances of adult honey bees from beehives in the U.
Western Landowners Alliance
This guide has been produced by and for landowners and practitioners constructively engaged in one of the greatest conservation challenges of our time—how to share and manage a wild, working landscape that sustains both people and wildlife.
Dirac Twidwell, Dillon Fogarty, and John Weir
A new guide, produced through a partnership between public university extension programs in the Great Plains, the USDA-NRCS’s Working Lands for Wildlife (WLFW), the USDA-NRCS’s Central National Technology Support Center (CNTSC), and various other conservation partners, provides the first-ever framework for addressing woody encroachment, now recognized as one of the top two drivers of grassland loss in the Great Plains.
Watch and listen to a talk with Carter Smith the Executive Director and Tom Harvey the Deputy Director of Communications of the Texas Parks ...