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Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act

On October 2, 2013 Congress passed a one year reauthorization of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination Act as part of HR 527 Helium Stewardship Act.


EPA SPCC Sample Plan

An example of a farm facility and how the farmer determines he is covered by the Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule and prepares an SPCC Plan.


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency tier 1 qualified facility SPCC plan template

This template is intended to help the owner or operator of a Tier I qualified facility develop a self-certified Spill Prevention,  Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan.


Restoring the Narrative of American Envirionmentalism

The conventional narrative of American environmentalism is no longer very helpful for conservationists and restorationists seeking philosophical justification and guidance for their work.


Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative (ARMI) - A successful start to a national program in the United States

Most research to assess amphibian declines has focused on local-scale projects on one or a few species. The Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative (ARMI) is a national program in the United States mandated by congressional directive and implemented by the U.


Investing in California’s Watershed - Sierra Nevada Conservancy’s Proposition 84 Grant Program

This report is being provided to inform policy makers and the public about the investment that has occurred through the Sierra Nevada Conservancy’s (SNC) Proposition 84 grant program.


Biomass Energy Resources in Louisiana

A description of how biomass is being used for energy in Louisiana with an emphasis on the potential for expansion in the industry. View on lsuagcenter.c ...


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.


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.


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.


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



Private Lands for Endangered Species Recovery

This is a copy of the presentation I gave at Tara Talks I - The Mississippi Delta: Land Worth Conserving.


Species Exterpation

Local Wildlife Extinction Southern New Jersey Pine Chickens Ruffed Grouse


California Water Action Plan - Actions for Reliability, Restoration and Resilience

Gov. Brown directed the California Natural Resource Agency, California Environmental Protection Agency, and the California Department of Food and Agriculture to put together a multi-agency working group and identify key actions for the next one to five years that addresses urgent needs and provides the foundation for sustainable management of California's water resources.


Anaerobic Digestion 101

This is an article from the EPA site about anaerobic/biomass recovery systems.  Click here to read the information: 


ACEP Fact Sheet


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