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The Challenge of Maintaining Working Forests in 21st Century America

Recently I made a presentation to the Society of American Foresters (SAF) at their annual conference. My overall theme was that working forests, not wilderness areas and parks, are the prospective foundations of our prosperity in the 21st century.


Bundle Of Rights Approach To Value

The bundle of rights theory maintains that ownership of a parcel of real estate may embrace a great many rights, such as the right to its occupancy and use; the right to sell it in whole or in part; the right to bequeath; the right to transfer by contract for specified periods of time, the benefits to be derived by occupancy and use of the real estate.


James Garner, NC State Forester, 2002 address on threats to state forests

A message from the North Carolina State Forester in December 11, 2002, James W. Garner, still prescient today. 


Innovative Bill Passed in Maryland

On April 5th, 2013 the Maryland General Assembly passed the Forest Preservation Act of 2013; HB 706, stating Maryland will have to maintain its current 40% of the state covered by tree canopy.


Water Resources - Not Just Water Quality – Gains Attention of Opponents to Hydraulic Fracturing

  Hydraulic fracturing (commonly called “fracking”) is perhaps the single most controversial environmental issue of the day.


USDA Online Energy Estimator Tools

USDA provides tools online for estimating energy and potential savings from Tillage Nitrogen Irrigation Animal Housing


Amos' Reading List

Take a look through Amos' reading list.


What The Heck Is A WASCOB?

A WASCOB or 'Water and Sediment Control Basin' is a series of embankments that store and slowly release runoff through underground outlets.


FANN launches new program to expand availability of native Asclepias

The Florida Milkweed Project is seeking native Asclepias populations on lands where seed collection can be readily permitted this summer/fall.


National Forest Management and its Impacts on Rural Economies and Communities

This public hearing by the House Committee on Agricultural discusses national forest management and it's impacts on rural economies and communities.


White Nose Syndrome

White-nose syndrome (WNS) is an emergent disease of hibernating bats that has spread from the northeastern to the central United States at an alarming rate.


Bats Worth Billions to Agriculture - Pest-control Services at Risk

Pest-control services provided by insect-eating bats in the United States likely save the U.S. agricultural industry at least $3 billion a ...


Technology Advances Irrigation and Drought Management

The Weslaco Extension Center has been awarded a CIG grant to develop technology systems for drought management. 


Alfalfa Brings Harvest of Environmental Benefits

In addition to its over $1 billion value to the state of California, alfalfa provides a host of environmental benefits that are frequently overlooked.


For Flood Weary Farmers, a New Way to Stay on the Land

Roy McCallie was born in Stuttgart during the great Mississippi flood of 1927.  His parents were forced to find a safer area when their hometown of Arkansas City was facing inundation, and it’s a good thing they did: the town was completely destroyed and lay submerged beneath the combined waters of the Mississippi and Arkansas rivers from April through August.


The five principles of green building

Green buildings are designed, constructed, and operated to enhance the well-being of their occupants and support a healthy community and natural environment.


Why are Invasive Species Bad for Mississippi?

Only a very small subset of species introduced to an area where they are not native will become invasive.  But when the invasion begins, it can be costly.


What is a Land Trust?

Land trusts are non-profit organizations directly involved in the permanent protection of land and its resources for the public benefit. A trust may operate on a local, state, regional, or national level.


What is Green Building Certification?

Residential green building is no longer a trend — it is the future of building.  According to the National Association of Homebuilders’ Green.


Does America Need More Organic Farmers?

Organic farming has been one of the fastest growing segments of U.S. agriculture for over a decade.  After the USDA implemented national organic standards in 2002, certified organic farmland doubled by 2005.

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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