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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Fence
2 minutes
A fence is a constructed barrier to animals or people. This video explores how Paul Lisai of West Glover, VT, is using fencing to manage the cattle on his dairy farm.
Irrigation Pipeline
2 minutes
An irrigation pipeline conveys water for storage or application as part of an irrigation system. Steve Burke of Sheridan, MT, uses this practice on his cattle, hay, and grain operation.
Pond
2 minutes
A pond is an embankment that holds water. This video explores how Dave Budeau of Turner, OR, constructed a pond to build wetland habitat on his land.
Pumping Station
2 minutes
A pumping stating delivers water at a specific rate and pressure. Daniel Keudell of Aumsville, OR, worked with NRCS to update his irrigation system and install variable frequency drives.
Waste Transfer System
2 minutes
A waste transfer system moves waste from where it's produced to where it will be used or treated. Dave Conant of Richmond, VT, is efficiently applying manure to his land.
Water Well
2 minutes
A water well is a hole constructed to give access to groundwater. This video explores how Dan Doornbos of Alder, MT, uses a water well to support the grazing plan on his cattle ranch.
Water & Sediment Control Basin
2 minutes
A Water and Sediment Control Basin, often called a “Catch Basin,” is an earth embankment to manage runoff and reduce erosion. Kim Johnson in Paris, TN, is using this practice to reduce gully erosion.
Brush Management
2 minutes
Brush Management is removing woody species from rangeland or grassland. Dan Doornbos in Alder, MT, is using this practice to increase his forage and improve wildlife habitat.
Cover Crops
2 minutes
A Cover Crop is a non-cash crop planted to keep ground covered. Charlie Roberts in Halls, TN is using this practice to protect soil health and increase water infiltration.