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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Filter Strip
1 minute
A filter strip is an area of vegetation established for removing sediment, organic material, and other pollutants from runoff and wastewater.
Early Successional Habitat
1 minute
Early successional habitat development and management involves manipulating a stand of plants to create and maintain early successional attributes that benefit desired wildlife or natural communities.
Aquatic Organism Passage
1 minute
Aquatic Organism Passage is the modification or removal of barriers that restrict or impede movement of aquatic organisms.
Prescribed Burning
1 minute
Prescribed burning is a fire applied to a predetermined area of land. 
Upland Wildlife Habitat
1 minute
Upland Wildlife Habitat Management provides and manages upland habitats and connectivity within the landscape for wildlife.
Tree/Shrub Site Preparation
1 minute
Tree/Shrub Site Preparation is the treatment of sites to enhance the success of natural or artificial regeneration of desired trees and/or shrubs.
Herbaceous Weed Treatment
1 minute
Herbaceous weed treatment is the removal or control of herbaceous weeds including invasive, noxious, prohibited, or undesirable plants.
Energy Efficient Lighting
1 minute
The Energy Efficient Lighting System practice is applied to improve energy efficiency of agricultural lighting systems.
Critical Area Planting
2 minutes
Critical Area Planting establishes permanent vegetation on sites that have high erosion rates, and/or conditions that prevent the establishment of vegetation with normal seeding/planting methods.