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

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

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

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

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.


Conservation Programs for Private Lands - Programs and Resources Available in Utah for Implementation of Utah's Wildlife Action Plan

This document is intended to be a resource for private landowners, species or habitat managers, and program managers. Learn about programs; find opportunities for yourself or others to work toward conservation goals on private lands.


Increasing Sustainability of America’s Working Landscapes Through Improved Public-Private Collaborations at Multiple Scales

Two Western ranchers and conservation leaders and the Executive Director of Partners for Conservation (PFC) outline a range of strategies and tactics to improve landowner-agency relationships and foster collaborative approaches to natural resource challenges.


America's Grasslands Conference 2015 Call for Presentations

The organizing committee of America's Grasslands: Partnerships for Grasslands Conservation is issuing this call for presentations and posters on a range of topics related to native grassland and grazing land conservation and restoration in North America.


Conducting a Household Water Audit

Conducting a water audit can help you save money by reducing your home water bill (and sewer bill if you are connected to a public sewer system).& ...


Use of Land Facets to Plan for Climate Change - Conserving the Arenas, Not the Actors

Even under the most optimistic scenarios, during the next century human-caused climate change will threaten many wild populations and species.


Wetland restorations offer environmental, economic benefits

Scientists with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service recognize the environmental and economic benefits regional wetlands provide and the importance of preserving wetland resources.


Charts - Percentage Change in CE Acquisition

The below charts depict the percentage change in Conservation Easement Acquisition in the United States from 2003 and 2005- 2007. 


Evolutionary Biology, Philosophy of Nature, Ethics of Responsibility

What can the Center for Humans and Nature, beyond being the mouse that roars collaboratively with others, do to stop outmoded worldviews, the global market tide, and our head long rush into the mountainside?  We are faced with a long term practical and cultural problem.


A Nationwide Survey of Land Trusts That Protect Farm and Ranch Land

Private land trusts play an increasingly important role in farm and ranch land protection. However, it can be difficult for landowners to identify land trusts interested in protecting agricultural land for agriculture, especially in states not served by public farmland protection programs.


Cover Crop Termination Guidelines - non-irrigated cropland

These guidelines were developed based on research literature, plant growth and soil hydrology models, and input from national/local experts in cover crop management.


A Blueprint for the Future of Migratory Birds - Migratory Bird Program Strategic Plan 2004-2014

This strategic plan outlines the future direction of the Migratory Bird Program and how it will continue to contribute to bird conservation in North America and around the world.


An Introduction To Easements

You may be one of the many Tennessee landowners who have granted easements. Perhaps you will be asked for an easement in the future for a pipeline, power line or water line to cross your property.


A Study of the Potential Effects of a Small Wind Turbine on Bird and Bat Mortality at Tom Ridge Environmental Center Erie, Pennsylvania

Because there is evidence of bird and bat kills at some sites with much larger generating turbines the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources wanted to know if there was reason to be concerned about erecting smaller units.


US Protected Lands Mismatch Biodiversity Priorities

Because habitat loss is the main cause of extinction, where and how much society chooses to protect is vital for saving species. The United States is well positioned economically and politically to pursue habitat conservation should it be a societal goal.


Endangered Species Tax Deduction Farm Bill

Farmers and ranchers implementing conservation actions that contribute to the recovery of threatened and endangered species may now be eligible for a tax deduction.


Critically Endangered Black Rhino Translocation to Botswana

Wilderness Safaris is delighted to announce the successful capture of 10 black rhino in a joint collaboration with the Botswana and South African Governments as part of an ongoing conservation project to establish a core population of this threatened species in Botswana.

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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