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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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.
Agricultural Land Easement
1 minute
Agricultural Land Easements help landowners, land trusts, and other entities protect, restore, and enhance wetlands or protect working farms and ranches through conservation easements.
Spring Development
1 minute
Spring development is a collection of water from springs or seeps to provide water to improve the quantity and/or quality of water for livestock, wildlife, or other agricultural uses.
Irrigation Land Leveling
1 minute
Irrigation land leveling is the reshaping of irrigated land to improve irrigation efficiency by ensuring irrigation water is evenly applied across the landscape.
Stream Crossing
1 minute
A stream crossing is a stabilized area, or a structure constructed across a stream to provide a travel way for people, livestock, equipment, or vehicles.
Windbreak Renovation
2 minutes
The windbreak renovation conservation practice is the replacement, or removal of selected trees, shrubs, or rows within an existing windbreak.
Restoration and Management
2 minutes
This practice reestablishes and/or renovates unique or diminishing native terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.