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Commercial Wind Energy Development in Wyoming - a Guide for Landonwers

Agricultural operations in Wyoming serve as spaces for the production of food and fiber, and are also wildlife habitats, landscapes and spaces that create and accommodate a variety of lifestyles (Taylor 2003).


New Study Improves Drought Prediction Methods

A new study by researchers at Oklahoma State University’s Department of Plant and Soil Sciences may well improve the predictability of seasonal droughts and provide a better way for farmers to determine when drought conditions are likely to occur.


Report to the President on Agricultural Preparedness & the Agriculture Research Enterprise

At a public meeting at the White House, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released a report entitled, “Report to the President on Agricultural Preparedness & the Agriculture Research Enterprise.


Ethanol Offers Growing Environmental Benefits

Ethanol and petroleum are compared in a side by side scientific evaluation for environmental impacts.


Wetlands clean water, provide homes for wildlife across the nation

Wetlands play a crucial role in the world’s ecosystem by protecting and improving water quality, filtering surface water, storing floodwater and creating or enhancing wildlife habitat.


Cover crops making a difference at Alabama’s Dee River Ranch

Annie Dee, an Alabama ranch owner, believes fervently that if her family doesn’t practice sustainability, they won’t stay in the business of farming.


The Rise of Natural Capitalism and the New Frontier of the Restoration Economy

With GreenTrees, participating landowners now have the potential to sit back and watch their forest grow while revenues increase.


Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Options and Costs for Agricultural Land and Animal Production within the United States

U.S. agriculture consists of more than 2 million farms that collectively manage more than 922 million acres of cropland, grassland pasture, and range.


Water Issues Drive Precision Agriculture Solutions in Specialty Crops

Researchers at variety of universities are working on the Western State Precision Agriculture Water Research Project, which uses drone and other technologies to determine how to use less water to produce more crops.


Turning Wine Waste into Profit

The US wine industry creates an enormous amount of waste from processing more than 4 million tons of grapes a year. Chemists have been working on turning this waste, called pomace, into edible and inedible products.


Energy Beets for Biofuel Could be Winter Cash Crop for Southeast Growers

Beets are producing “sweet” results with researchers at the University of Georgia.


Barking Up the Wrong Tree? Forest Sustainability in the Wake of Emerging Bioenergy Policies

Renewable energy policies generally have assumed that forests can provide a significant source of environmentally-friendly feedstocks for electricity, heat and power generation.


Growing Fish in the Arizona Desert?

Desert Springs Tilapia, an aquaculture farm located in Dateland, is making great strides toward sustainable farming. A unique feature of the farm is the use of a water source which has proven inadequate for raising crops, including cotton, historically grown in this area.


ARE NEONICOTINOIDS KILLING BEES? A Review of Research into the Effects of Neonicotinoid Insecticides on Bees, with Recommendations for Action

Neonicotinoids are a group of long-lasting insecticides that are absorbed by plants and then dispersed through plant tissue, making flower nectar and pollen poisonous.


Local Meat and Poultry Processing - The Importance of Business Commitments for Long-Term Viability

Stabilizing and enhancing meat and poultry processing for local markets requires that farmers and processors build more established and predictable business relationships, shifting from “convenience” to longer term “commitment.


Bobwhite Basics Brochure

Bobwhite Basics is an explanation of what bobwhite quail require for habitat, food and the land management practices that create or maintain their habitat.


Species Exterpation

Local Wildlife Extinction Southern New Jersey Pine Chickens Ruffed Grouse


BEYOND THE BIRDS AND THE BEES Effects of Neonicotinoid Insecticides on Agriculturally Important Beneficial Invertebrates

A comprehensive review of published articles and research that demonstrates risks from neonicotinoids to beneficial invertebrates other than bees (i.


Swimming Upstream - Freshwater Fish in a Warming World

National Wildlife Federation report.


Conserving Habitat Through the Federal Farm Bill - A Guide for Land Trusts and Landowners


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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.


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