Conservation at Work

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Learn about the benefits of conservation practices directly from the farmers, ranchers, and forestland owners applying them with our 90-second video series. Explore the different types of conservation practices and pick a video to watch below or view the whole playlist of videos in alphabetical order

Explore all our different conservation methods used by producers around the country. You can filter the results by one or more types of conservation concern.

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Spring Development
1 minute
Spring development is a collection of water from springs or seeps to provide water to improve the quantity and/or quality of water for livestock, wildlife, or other agricultural uses.
Irrigation Land Leveling
1 minute
Irrigation land leveling is the reshaping of irrigated land to improve irrigation efficiency by ensuring irrigation water is evenly applied across the landscape.
Stream Crossing
1 minute
A stream crossing is a stabilized area, or a structure constructed across a stream to provide a travel way for people, livestock, equipment, or vehicles.
Windbreak Renovation
2 minutes
The windbreak renovation conservation practice is the replacement, or removal of selected trees, shrubs, or rows within an existing windbreak.
Restoration and Management
2 minutes
This practice reestablishes and/or renovates unique or diminishing native terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.
Range Planting
2 minutes
Range planting is the establishment of grass and legumes to reduce soil erosion and improve production.
Conservation Cover
2 minutes
Conservation cover establishes permanent protective cover on land that that will not be used for forage production.
Mulching
2 minutes
The mulching conservation practice applies plant residues or other suitable materials to the land surface to achieve one or a combination of purposes.
Riparian Forest Buffer
1 minute
A riparian forest buffer is an area of trees or shrubs located adjacent to a body of water, providing a level of protection or enhancement.