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A Univ. of Arkansas fact sheet detailing the water cycle and little ways to save lots of water at home - both inside and outside.

 

Private Lands, the New Conservation Frontier, A Maverick’s Thesis

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Private land stewardship cannot be coerced. It must be encouraged, incentivized, recognized, rewarded, highlighted through profiling innovative leaders, and above all, made clear and relatively straight forward.

 

Headstarting Conservation - Reviewing new policy to incentivize early investments in declining species

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On July 22nd, 2014, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) released a promising new policy to spur more investment in species that are declining but not yet subject to protection under the ESA.

 

Gunnison County Sage-Grouse Conservation Action Plan

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This Conservation Action Plan is the result of the efforts of the Gunnison Basin Sage-grouse Strategic Committee to ensure that adequate work is being conducted to conserve the Gunnison Sage-grouse.

 

Conservation Banking - Incentives for Stewardship

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Conservation banks are permanently protected lands that contain natural resource values. These lands are conserved and permanently managed for species that are endangered, threatened, candidates for listing, or are otherwise species-at-risk.

 

Turning Conservation Easement Tax Credits Into Cash - What Should I Expect?

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Once you have preserved your land with a conservation easement, you might be wondering exactly how you will turn the conservation easement income tax credits you received into cash.

 

Donate a Conservation Easement - How Federal Benefits Put Money in Your Pocket!

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Currently, federal tax benefits allow a deduction of 30% of your gross income when you make a conservation easement donation. (Article applies to Colorado and New Mexico.) ...

 

Save Money on Taxes and Protect Open Space - New Mexico Conservation Income Tax Credits

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Landowners who permanently preserve their land for agriculture, scenic views or wildlife habitat can generate state income tax credits that can be sold at a discount to other taxpayers under New Mexico law.

 

Oregon Conservation Strategy - Oregon's Unique Natural Heritage

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Oregon Conservation Strategy - A Summary of Strategy Habitats and Species

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Conservation and the Agricultural Act of 2014

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Conservation has been part of federal farm policy since the first farm bills of the 1930s. Over time, conservation has grown in the farm bill to address multiple objectives and eco-system services and to respond to a wider array of stakeholders.

 

Cooperative Conservation - A Producer-Led Approach to Achieving Healthy Agricultural Landscapes

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“Working Lands Conservation Cooperatives” envisions groups of landowners and producers, supported by robust technical assistance, driving efforts at a watershed or landscape scale to identify and agree on locally-appropriate conservation performance benchmarks to which all landowners and producers in an area would hold themselves accountable as a group.

 

A brief overview of the Continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CCRP)

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Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Conservation Activity Plan

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The USDA-NRCS is operating a pilot program through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) to provide assistance to eligible  producers in meeting the EPA requirements for an Oil Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan.

 

Candidate Conservation Agreements

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Early conservation efforts for declining species can be greatly expanded through collaborative approaches that foster cooperation and exchange of ideas among multiple parties.

 

Conserving Habitat Through the Federal Farm Bill, a Guide for Land Trusts and Landowners

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A new report by Defenders of Wildlife Gives an in-depth summary of 2008 Farm Bill Conservation Provisions and programs. If you care about private land conservation, you can’t afford not to know the federal Farm Bill, the single greatest source of private land conservation funding in the United States.

 

Conservation Reserve Program CP33–Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds Bird Monitoring and Evaluation Plan 2006–2011 Final Report

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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) offers a suite of Farm Bill conservation  programs and practices that provide incentives to enhance environmental quality on privately-owned agricultural lands.

 

Conference Report Summary for the Agricultural Act of 2014

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This proposed Farm Bill, if passed, would provide certainty for producers and Americans through 2018. Here are some provisions that affect p ...

 

Conserving Open Space = Tax Credits, Cash, and Like-Kind Property

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Long before the buzz in Washington was about creating a stimulus package to help the struggling economy, in 2008 tax incentives were approved by Congress that promotes voluntary land conservation.

 

Can My Heirs Save Money on Estate Taxes? Conservation Easements Have Benefits Years After Your Donation

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By donating a conservation easement, you are eligible not only for an immediate financial reward from state tax credits and federal deductions, but you can also save money on estate taxes for generations to come.

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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