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Conservation at Work Videos

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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Conservation Type
Forage and Biomass Planting
2 minutes
Forage and biomass planting is used to create additional feed for livestock. This video explores how Kenny Sites of Sheridan, AR, is using this practice to support his grazing plan.
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.
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 & 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.
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.
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.
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.