Colorado Department of Agriculture Create an Accountlast updated: October 2015Contact Colorado Department of AgricultureTo request additions or corrections to this entry email the Administrator4 Introductory articles were found for Department of Agriculture Agricultural Chemicals and Groundwater Protection Program Best Management Practices to Prevent Noxious Weeds During Forest, Range and Residential Projects Colorado Roots Recommended Best Management Practices for Managing Noxious Weeds on Sites with Rare PlantsRelated Success Stories for Colorado Department of AgricultureAppalachian National Scenic Trail Eighty year-old public/private partnership manages the 2,175 mile-long Appalachian Trail from Maine to Georgia. Assisting Agricultural Producers in Improving Water Quality Partners assist agricultural producers in improving water quality and provide education, technical assistance and financial assistance to owners and operators of animal feeding operations. Binational Ocelot Recovery ProjectConservation agencies, organizations and foundations in Texas and Tamaulipas, Mexico team up with landowners to save the endangered ocelot through incentives-based stewardship. Central Texas Sustainability PartnershipConflict over habitat for two endangered species resulted in a diverse working group able to address the needs of both the species and affected landowners. Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (“Breaux Act”)The goal of the Breaux Act partnership is to design, build, maintain and monitor sustainable projects that create, protect, and restore Louisiana’s coastal wetlands. Dakota County Minnesota Farmland and Natural Areas ProgramThis voluntary program seeks to protect 5,000-10,000 acres of priority Dakota County farmlands and natural areas over the next 10 years.Eastern Nevada Landscape CoalitionThe Eastern Nevada Landscape Coalition is one of the first community-based efforts in the Great Basin to tackle restoration on a landscape-scale. Endangered Species Act Assurances for Private LandownersPrivate landowners with approved NRCS-RMS conservation plans are able to use their lands for work and conservation with a minimum of red tape.Escobar's Highland FarmAfter years of hard work, Aquidneck Land Trust reached a monumental agreement with Louis and Jane Escobar to acquire the deed to development rights on 75 contiguous acres of the Portsmouth farm.Evolution of the Maui Invasive Species Committee (MISC)Maui Invasive Species Committee, an informal private-county-state-federal partnership, works to prevent serious alien plant and animal invasions threatening Haleakala National Park.Fort Hunter Liggett Grasslands RestorationA broad-based partnership is working to restore the grasslands and oak savannahs of Fort Hunter Liggett by controlling the invasive yellow star thistle.GIS Environmental Master PlanAssisting Smaller Communities with environmental remediation, land use planning, and other activities by supplying GIS data and technical expertise.Illinois River Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) The Illinois River Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) helps farmers improve water quality in the Illinois River and restore bottomland habitat through conservation easements.Iowa Buffer TeamA unique group of public and private partners joined forces to promote the establishment of buffers on agricultural lands.Iowa Soybean Association Agronomic & Environmental ProgramsTo empower farmers to compare new crop production practices and inputs with current management practices to improve their economic returns and lessen their environmental impact.
Lake Decatur Watershed Community Based PartnershipThis farmer-urban community based watershed partnership, formed in 1943, promotes reducing nitrate and sediment loads from agricultural lands.Lewiston Initiates Community Investment with Bates Mill RedevelopmentThe City of Lewiston, Maine cleaned up and redeveloped a former textile mill using U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Brownfields funding. Existing structures were conserved. Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program The MAEP program provides education, technical assistance, and verification to help farmers voluntarily prevent agricultural pollution risks.North Central Texas Water QualityDevelop watershed management plans for six reservoirs in the Trinity River Basin providing water for 1.6 million people.North Fork Potomac WatershedLandowners, environmentalists, universities, and government agencies worked together to restore Potomac River water quality by reducing polluted runoff from beef and poultry farms.Northwest Florida Greenway ProjectMilitary, government and nonprofit organizations partner to protect the Panhandle’s unique natural resources, economy, and military flyways.NYC Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program New York City, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), agricultural producers, and others address non-point source pollution through voluntary programs that protect stream corridors and working land.Partners Help Farmers Get Funds to Address Resource Concerns Conservation partnership assisted coffee farmers to adopt new conservation technology in the Coffee Zone, Humid Upland Watersheds in Puerto Rico.Preserving and Protecting the Environment of New RiverOur project and mission is to restore the New River to an ecological and economically sound river for public and commercial use.Project GreenA grass roots group of neighbors living along Pittman Wash in Henderson Nevada decided to rid their community of weeds and tranpslant native trees and partnered with the Natinal Park Service.Restoration at Kankakee SandsRestoration of both hydrology and native plants on fragments of farmland will add to a mosaic of stream, wetland, prairie and savanna.Rio Grande Basin InitiativeThe Rio Grande Basin is a highly productive agricultural area, with irrigated agriculture claiming more than 85 percent of its water.Salt Cedar Brush Management Texas Landowners with federal cost-share funds are eradicating Salt Cedar in sections of the Canadian River to increase flow and benefit listed fish species.Sandy River Riparian Habitat Protection ProjectOur multi-partner program combined education, research and noxious weed control to raise awareness and protect critical habitats on the Sandy River.Sun River WatershedA watershed project established in 1996, that benefits all water users in the Sun River BasinSuwannee River PartnershipThe Partnership is working with producers to improve river water quality through a voluntary program of Best Management Practices (BMP) and verification.Tar-Pamlico Basin Agricultural Management Strategy Reduces Instream NutrientsRow crops and animal operations led to excessive nutrients in the estuary. It was added to the state’s 303(d) list for chlorophyll a.Unique Partnership Impacts Wetland and Stream Health The Kansas Alliance for Wetlands and Streams implements projects to restore and protect habitat and water quality in Kansas wetlands, streams, and riparian areas.Woodlands Trail and Park, Inc. As an American Heritage Rivers “Keystone” projects for Louisiana, Woodlands Trail and Park, Inc. is uniting the river communities of Orleans and Plaquemines Parish with a series of greenways.
Agricultural Chemicals and Groundwater Protection Program
Best Management Practices to Prevent Noxious Weeds During Forest, Range and Residential Projects
Recommended Best Management Practices for Managing Noxious Weeds on Sites with Rare Plants