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
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.