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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Grassed Waterway
2 minutes
A grassed waterway is a shaped channel planted to suitable vegetation to reduce the speed of water runoff. Delaware Wildlands in Townsend, DE, is providing wildlife habitat and reducing runoff.
High Tunnel
2 minutes
A high tunnel is an unheated, plastic-covered structure to protect crops from unfavorable growing conditions. Keu Y Moua in Fresno, CA, is extending the growing season and growing specialty crops.
No Till
2 minutes
No till is maintaining crop residue throughout the year and planting directly into it. Blaine Hitchens in Laurel, DE, is improving his soil health and reducing his input costs.
Prescribed Grazing
2 minutes
Prescribed grazing is managing grazing animals’ harvest of vegetation. Kenny Sites in Sheridan, AR, is increasing the utilization of the forage and increasing the stocking rate on his ranch.
Sprinkler Systems
2 minutes
A sprinkler system is an irrigation system to efficiently apply water. Daniel Keudell in Aumsville, OR, is reducing runoff and the amount of water he uses.
Waste Storage Facility
2 minutes
A waste storage facility temporarily stores waste and allows flexibility in waste management. Dave Conant in Richmond, VT, is using this practice to protect groundwater and reduce odor on his dairy.
Wetland Restoration
2 minutes
Wetland restoration is returning a former or degraded wetland to its previous wetland condition. Nathan Hudson in Laurel, DE, is providing wildlife habitat and improving water quality.
Grade Stabilization Structure
2 minutes
A grade stabilization structure controls the grade in a channel. Vern Kimber in Tillamook, OR, is preventing flooding and allowing salmon to use the stream.
Microirrigation
2 minutes
Microirrigation is a way to deliver small amounts of water to specific areas. Raghbir Atwal in Yuba City, CA, is using this practice to reduce water use and improve tree health on his orchard.