Conservation at Work

Real Stories. Real Successes. Real quick.

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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Field Borders
1 minute
Field borders are strips of permanent vegetation, such as grasses, legumes, forbs, or shrubs, that are established on one or more sides of a field.
Access Control
1 minute
Access control is a temporary or permanent exclusion of animals, people, vehicles, and/or equipment from an area to benefit natural resources.
Two-Stage Ditch
1 minute
Two-stage ditches are drainage ditches that have been modified by adding floodplain benches within the overall channel. These benches mimic a natural floodplain zone.
Wetland Reserve Easements
2 minutes
Wetland Reserve Easements help private and tribal landowners protect, restore, and enhance wetlands which have been previously degraded due to agricultural uses.
Structure for Water Control
1 minute
A structure for water control conveys water, controls the direction or rate of flow, maintains a desired water surface elevation, or measures water.
Heavy Use Area Protection
1 minute
Heavy Use Area Protection is a way to stabilize a ground surface that is frequently and intensively used by people, animals, or vehicles.
Grassland Easement
2 minutes
The Agricultural Conservation Easement Program helps landowners protect, restore, and enhance wetlands, grasslands, and working agriculture operations through conservation easements.
Diversion
2 minutes
This video explores how Tyler and Trevor Houlden implemented a diversion conservation practice on their 50-acre vegetable farm in of North Grafton, Massachusetts.
Firebreak
2 minutes
Firebreak is designed to prevent the progress of forest fires and provide access to inner areas of the forest to fight such fires.