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Watch and listen to a talk with Aurelia Skipwith as she discusses the focus and activities of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and how they work with private landowners to manage habitat for threatened and endangered species.
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
“The prairie has to have fire or it’s going to be gone—we’re going to lose it to the encroachment of trees.” Those are the words of rancher Ed Koger of southwest Kansas.
Natural Resources Conservation Service
This booklet serves as a call-to-action to reduce cheatgrass and other invasive annual grasses in sagebrush country by providing information on the invasive annual grass issue, laying out a proactive strategy for tackling the problem, and describing some actions land managers can take to fight back.& ...
Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
The Governor’s Task Force on the Creation of a Forest Carbon Program was established by Executive Order on January 13, 2021. The Executive Order directs the Task Force to develop incentives to encourage forestland management practices that increase carbon storage specifically on woodland owners of 10 to 10,000 acres while maintaining harvest levels overall.& ...
Cornell University Cooperative Extension; NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
It is often difficult for landowners to cultivate desirable plant species on their property. An even more frustrating task is keeping unwanted plants at bay.
Southern Maryland Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Board, Inc.
This publication was prepared in response to requests from local advisors, farmers, and ranchers for a simple guide to the first step in identifying alternative income-producing agricultural enterprises and agritourism opportunities.
Conservation Technology Information Center and the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program
This document summarizes information from farmers across the United States, both users and non-users of cover crops, who responded to a cover crop survey.
National Young Farmers Coalition
A farmer's guide to working with land trusts.
Ray Hartwell and Bruce Aylward Ecosystem Economics LLC
The creation of tradable credits for the development or preservation of ecosystem services has emerged as a method to provide such payments.
Over the last three years, projects that address the relationships between carbon and forests have moved from the sidelines of international climate action to center field.
The Montna farming family of Dingville, Calif., successfully integrates commercial rice production on its 3,000 acres of land with habitat enhancement practices which benefits waterbirds, thanks to a partnership with California's NRCS.
Erin Gray,Logan Yonavjak
Investors are increasingly considering the importance of green infrastructure solutions in saving the environment.
January 11th, 2014 marked Aldo Leopold’s 127th Birthday.
Tom Tidwell https://www.landcan.org/article/Forest-Loss-on-the-Rebound--Sustaining-Investments-for-Americas-Natural-Resource-Future/1007/
Land trusts across the country are preserving agricultural lands to support local food systems.
Stephen J. Small, Esq.
For purposes of the tax rules, the value of a property is equal to what it would sell for if it were put to the most valuable economic use that is possible under the circumstances.&n ...
When you hear the word “buffer,” what do you think of? Maybe it evokes a safety net, a filter, or an area of shrubs and trees. In the landscape context, that’s pretty much what it is.
In the Southeast, we have some of the most thoughtful and intelligent producers in the world, and they’re willing to openly share their views and expertise in a way that reflects well on the entire agricultural community.
While invasive plants and energy development threaten southwest rangeland, agricultural conversion remains at the top of the list of future threats.
The USDA has released two reports on expected effects of climate change on agriculture and forestry. Included is an analysis of potential for adaptation, pest control, fire hazards, and infrastructure changes.