Conservation at Work

Real Stories. Real Successes. Real Quick.

Watch our short videos to learn about the benefits of conservation practices directly from the farmers, ranchers, and forestland owners applying them. To explore different types of conservation practices, pick a video to watch below or view the whole playlist in alphabetical order.

If you are interested in learning more about installing conservation practices on your land, reach out to your local service center.

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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Pest Management System
1 minute
A Pest Management Conservation System is a system that combines an Integrated Pest Management decision making process with natural resource conservation to address pest and environmental impacts.
Irrigation System, Surface
1 minute
Irrigation System, Surface, is a system that delivers irrigation water by surface means, such as furrows, borders, and contour levees.
Forest Trails and Landings
1 minute
Forest trails and landings are installed and maintained for infrequent access to conduct management activities such as forest stand improvement, pruning, fire suppression, harvesting forest products.
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.