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Charitable Conservation Contribution of Real Property Sought in WI or IL

A coalition of organizations that seek to provide sanctuary, rehabilitation, neutering and adoption services for a wide range of animals is seeking a home.


Bird Conservation in Private Ponderosa Pine Forests

American Bird Conservancy (ABC), in cooperation with the American Forest Foundation, Forest Restoration Partnership, and several other partners, is working with private landowners to implement bird conservation  measures in ponderosa pine habitat throughout the western United States.


Iowa Nutrient Management Conservation Practice Standard

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) released the 2013 Iowa Nutrient Management Conservation Practice Standard – the guiding document for implementing nutrient management plans for Iowa farmers.


Guide for Selection of Conservation Practices to Support Organic Operations Matrix

To help provide better understanding of how EQIP and NOP (National Organic Program) work together to help organic producers, this guide compares the NOP requirements, OSP (Organic System Plan), and organic certification with benefits of EQIP-funded conservation practices.


FAQ - Conservation Planning with Transitioning to Organic Producers - Guidelines for NRCS Field Conservationists

Gives NOP and NRCS definitions of organic-related terms, answers questions about the Initiative, CAP 138 and more.


Conservation Plan for Greater Sage-grouse in Utah

Utah’s Conservation Plan for Greater Sage-grouse is designed to protect high-quality habitat, enhance impaired habitat and restore converted habitat to support conservation and restoration of the portion of the greater sage-grouse population within the State.


National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Public Lands Council Rancher Conservation Summit

This is the speech I gave at the NCBA Rancher Conservation Summit in February, 2009.  It gives my perspective on how the internet can be an effective vehicle to bring the message of sucessful ranchland conservation to the public at large with no boundaries and no attached bias to promote ranching with rancher developed and reviewed conservation successes.


Uniform Conservation Easement Act (with 2007 Amendments)

The Act enables durable restrictions and affirmative obligations to be attached to real property to protect natural and historic resources.


Using the Conservation Tax Incentive

This short brochure summarizes the conservation easement tax incentive and provides answers to some frequently asked questions. For the late ...


Western Governors’ Species Conservation and Endangered Species Act Initiative

The Western Governors’ Species Conservation and Endangered Species Act Initiative was launched by WGA Chairman and Wyoming Gov.


Cooperative Conservation - Determinants of Landowner Engagement in Conserving Endangered Species

This paper analyzes surveys of private landowners to identify factors that determine landowner engagement in the conservation of endangered species.


Conservation Easement Reform: As Maine Goes Should the Nation Follow

This article explores how the Reform Law has worked and whether it makes sense as a model for other states in response to weaknesses in their enabling laws.


How to receive conservation assistance from NRCS

Do you farm or ranch and want to make improvements to the land that you own or lease? NRCS offers technical and financial assistance to help farmers, ranchers and forest landowners.


Partnering to Conserve Sagebrush Rangelands

The purpose of our Partnering to Conserve Sagebrush Rangelands effort is to catalyze proactive, voluntary, and community-led sagebrush rangeland conservation – expanding success across private and public lands.


NRCS Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative

In November of 2009, Secretary Vilsack announced a commitment of $320 million over the next four years for a Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative to address water quality, wildlife habitat and natural resource conservation concerns in the Basin.& ...


Farmers, ranchers work to conserve biggest aquifer in the US

The conservation efforts taken by farmers and ranchers have helped decrease the water withdrawn from the Ogallala Aquifer by more than 280 billion gallons over the past four years and are expected to continue contributing to the aquifer's health in the future.


USDA Technical Service Providers

The 2002 Farm Bill. authorized USDA to use Technical Service Providers (TSPs) The premise behind Technical Service Providers is that the demand for assistance to do conservation work is increasing and will exceed the current staffing capacity of the NRCS.


Conserving Greater Sage-Grouse - A Sportsmen's Priority

The Backcountry Hunters and Anglers' Report on the Greater-Sage Grouse shows how Wyoming got Sage-Grouse conservation right by getting everyone around the table.& ...


Tools for Helping Imperiled Wildlife on Private Lands

This booklet provides information for citizen stewards and landowners, who embody President Bush’s vision of cooperative conservation—a vision built upon innovation, local ideas, inspiration and incentives, and on-the-ground action.


Best Management Practices for Solar and Wind Energy Development - A Conservationist’s Guide

Best Management Practices provide science-based criteria and standards that land managers and conservation planners follow in making and implementing decisions about human uses and projects that affect our natural resources.

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