LandCAN Library

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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



New England Forests - The Path to Sustainability

New England’s forests are the ultimate green resource for sustainability. Right now they are an underappreciated, underutilized resource.


Home Solar Panels - Pros, Cons, and Hidden Costs

Once limited to consumers with deep pockets and strong environmentalist values, solar panels are less expensive than ever.


Fire! A Fair Weather Friend

Wild in the Woods


Energy Saver 101 Infographic - Home Cooling

You can reduce air conditioning energy use by 20-50 percent by switching to high-efficiency air conditioners and taking other actions to lower your home cooling costs.


Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program (VPA-HIP) Fact Sheet

The Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program (VPA-HIP) is a competitive grants program that helps states and Indian tribes increase public access to private lands for wildlife-dependent recreation, such as hunting, fishing or hiking.


Federal Reforestation Deduction and Amortization

Qualified reforestation expenditures (or afforestation in the case of planting or seeding nonforested land) paid or incurred in a tax year to a maximum of $10,000 per qualified timber property (QTP) can be immediately deducted by all taxpayers, except trusts.


Nonpoint Source Program and Grants Guidelines for States and Territories

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing revised guidelines to states, territories, and the District of Columbia (hereinafter referred to as “states”) for the award of § 319 grants under the Clean Water Act for the implementation of nonpoint source (NPS) management programs.


Applying for and Administering CWA Section 319 Grants - A Guide for State Nonpoint Source Agencies

This manual provides an overview of federal grant requirements that will guide state and territory nonpoint source agency staff when applying for and administering grants awarded under the Clean Water Act Section 319.


Section 319 Grants Streamlining Policy and Program Expectations for Expenditure of Funds

This May 9, 2013 memorandum issues guidance on grants streamlining specific to the national Clean Water Act section 319 Nonpoint Source program and provides national program expectations regarding the rate of expenditure of funds by the states.


Major Existing EPA Laws and Programs That Could Affect Agricultural Producers June, 2007

This summary, produced by the Environmental Protection Agency Agricultural Counselor Office of the Administrator, provides a succinct, general description of EPA’s requirements, and should be used as a guide or compliance assistance tool.


IRS Guidance Regarding Appraisal Requirements for Noncash Charitable Contributions

This notice provides transitional guidance relating to the new definitions of “qualified appraisal” and “qualified appraiser” in § 170(f)(11) of the Internal Revenue Code, and new § 6695A of the Code regarding substantial or gross valuation misstatements, as added by § 1219 of the Pension Protection Act of 2006, Pub.


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.

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.


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