Ppt on natural resources and conservation services

Role of the Conservation Plan To provide a written framework to help the client: understand their SWAPA + H+E resources & concerns, think holistically.

treatment to meet the needs of the land and their management objectives, comply with federal, state, and local laws & regulations, understand the specifications and maintenance requirements for selected practices. NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE The Conservation Plan North Carolina Role of the Conservation Plan - continued To serve as a record of the clients decisions. To support a cost-share contract. NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE The Conservation Plan North Carolina Writing for the Client/


Safe-Yield Work Group Prepared by Mark Holmes

United States Fish and Wildlife Service and other agencies and stakeholders to develop /and existing and reasonably anticipated sources of water and conservation efforts; and b. Whether existing and reasonably anticipated sources of water and conservation efforts are adequate to supply water for all existing legal uses and reasonably anticipated future needs and to sustain water resources and related natural systems c. Defining the limits of water resource impacts beyond which an unacceptable water resource/


Conservation Biology (Biol 4350/5350)

thought. Then 3) Leopold’s Evolutionary-Ecological Land Ethic (EELE): mid-20th Century. Still seen with groups like the Forestry Service, fisheries management agencies, Ducks Unlimited etc. This established the “preservationist” versus “utilitarian” schools of thought. Then 3) Leopold/. Estimated numbers of globally threatened species: tracked by IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources): Red List. Levels of risk: Least Concern, Near Threatened, Endangered (there are/


North Carolina’s Wildlife Action Plan Workshops - Partner and Stakeholder Involvement Cindy Carr Wildlife Action Plan Coordinator North Carolina Wildlife.

.ncwildlife.org/Plan/Revision/September2010Workshop.aspx Federal AgencyCape Lookout and Cape Hatteras National Seashores National Fish Health Laboratory Natural Resources Conservation Service Tennessee Valley Authority US Army Corps of Engineers US Army Environmental Command US Fish & Wildlife Service USFWS, Partners for Fish and Wildlife program US Forest Service US Geological Survey Cooperative Extension Unit USGS, North Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit US Marine Corps, Camp Lejeune US/


June 2005 Conference Coolbough Natural Areas: Community Forest Brooks Township, Michigan Outline of topics: Outline of topics: Newaygo County vitals Newaygo.

MDEQ Surface Water Division MDEQ Surface Water Division Natural Resources Conservation Service Natural Resources Conservation Service U.S. Forest Service U.S. Forest Service MDNR Forest Management Division MDNR Forest Management Division Timberland /Natural Areas: Community Forest Brooks Township, Michigan Property Management Property Management Binding Management Agreement between Brooks Township and The Nature Conservancy Binding Management Agreement between Brooks Township and The Nature Conservancy/


Wildlife Preserving a Valuable Resource. The Values of Wildlife Plants and animals that have not been domesticated are called wildlife. Plants and animals.

–1960 Hugh Bennett (1881–1960 Father of soil conservation. Father of soil conservation. First person to run the Soil Conservation Service. First person to run the Soil Conservation Service. Jay Darling (1872–1962) Jay Darling (1872–1962) Designed the first migratory bird stamp. Designed the first migratory bird stamp. Drew cartoons of wildlife and natural resources. Drew cartoons of wildlife and natural resources. His cartoons made the public aware of the need/


NUMBER OF UNIT: UNITS COURSE DURATION: TWO HOURS PER WEEK

to maintain the diversity of ecosystems, species and wild genetic resources; and to protect the world’s great natural areas for their intrinsic, inspirational and recreational values. A protected area system provides safeguards for: Natural and modified ecosystems that are essential to maintain life-support services, conserve wild species and areas of particularly high species diversity, protect intrinsic and inspirational values, and support scientific research; Culturally important landscapes (including/


ANRC AACD Arkansas Conservation Districts Training Program Power Point 1 History and Future of Conservation Districts.

people in local agencies, organizations and community organizations to: Identify conservation needs Plan collaboratively Educate and assist Utilize all public and private resources available Initiate locally-driven efforts to conserve natural resources ANRC Existing Partnerships Arkansas Conservation Partnership Arkansas Natural Resources Commission USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts Arkansas Association of Conservation District Employees University of/


C ONSERVATION D ISTRICT P ARTNERS. Conservation Districts partner with many local and statewide groups and organizations. (The Building Partnership module.

that in more detail.) The two main agencies that assist with Conservation Districts are the Colorado State Conservation Board (CSCB), and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). There are also two main non-profit organizations that assist Districts: the Colorado Association of Conservation Districts (CACD) and the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD). Main Partners in Conservation CSCB Relationship The Conservation District Act provides for CSCB to coordinate programs of the/


Advanced Studies of International Environmental Law

African Convention on the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources 1971: Ramsar-Convention on Wetlands of International Importance Especially as Waterfowl Habitat first environmental Conventions for the protection of certain habitats and not for the protection/environmental aspects of the organisation’s activities, products and services, methods to assess these, its legal and regulatory framework and existing environmental management practices and procedures (2) environmental management system – aimed /


ACHIEVING LANDSCAPE CONSERVATION THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS Four Case Studies from Arizona.

Arizona, School of Natural Resources and the Environment (SNRE) University of Arizona, Southwest Center (SWC) University of Arizona, Tierra Seca Club U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Arizona Ecological Services Office U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (BANWR) U.S. Forest Service, Coronado National Forest U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Volunteers/


Agricultural Water Use

, University of California Cooperative Extension Dan Taverner, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Scott Turnquist, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Introductions and Partnerships Kelly Miller District Manager Butte County Resource Conservation District Butte County Water Monitoring Christina Buck Water Resources Scientist Butte County Water and Resource Conservation Department Department of Water & Resource Conservation Monitoring Groundwater Levels Water Quality- saline intrusion pH/


Master Flowchart The West Unit 2. Classical South and East Asia

service in civilized armies Nomads learn their military techniques Peaceful trade & service in civilized armies Nomads learn about & envy civ. wealth Civ. usually wins until weakened by natural or human factors (e.g., poor leadership) Nomadic hit-and/ the late republic (FC. 31) Romans’ traditional & conservative nature (FC. 26) Octavian must create a strong one-man/ neighbors using Brand-Pr as a battleground Poor soil & few natural resources Unruly & powerful nobles & rebellious army Fr-Wm concentrates on /


Building Public Support for Natural Resource Protection Phyllis J. Higman Senior Conservation Scientist Michigan Natural Features Inventory.

Senior Conservation Scientist Michigan Natural Features Inventory Premise: People protect things that they know and love. If they don’t know about something, they probably won’t protect it. Natural resources are vital to prosperous communities! WHY? Quality of Life Property Enhancement Natural Resource Based Industries Recreation Ecological Services Natural Resources OK, GOT IT? Quality of Life Property Enhancement Natural Resource Based Industries Recreation Ecological Services Natural Resources A LITTLE/


ASEAN WORKING GROUP ON WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT (AWGWRM)

quality standard for classification of water with the objectives of controlling and maintaining water quality, and also for conservation of natural resources and environment. DWR drafted new Water Resources Act to enhance the development, management and conservation of water resources. In Thailand there are 3 main Ministries to manage floods. Department of Water Resources (DWR) under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment monitors basin areas of the whole country. Royal Irrigation Department/


Farm Bill 2002: What’s in it for you?. conserving croplands improving water quality managing for wildlife 2002 Farm Bill: What’s in it for you?

copy, Visit your local NRCS office or call 1-888-LANDCARE On the web at www.il.nrcs.usda.gov USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Presentation initiated by the Wildlife Management Institute, with technical help from the Wildlife Habitat Management Institute of the Natural Resources Conservation Service supported by: Presentation initiated by Wildlife Management Institute technical help from Wildlife Habitat Management Institute/


Chapter 18 Land Resources and Conservation Mojave Desert.

hectares 191 mil acres NPS USFWS Land Resources and Conservation Importance of natural areas Areas of low human density known as non-urban or rural lands.Areas of low human density known as non-urban or rural lands. Ecosystem services from these areas allow urban concentrations to exist. (environmental services such as clean air, clean water, fertile soil).Ecosystem services from these areas allow urban concentrations to/


FOREST MANAGEMENT STATUS AND CHALLENGES IN KENYA

Kenya Mandate of Forest Department To contribute to the growth of the natural resource sector by enhancing development, conservation and management of all forest resource base in the country. This entails ensuring an increasing supply of forest products and services to meet the basic and industrial needs of the present and future generations Vision Statement Sustainably conserved and managed forest resources for the common good of Kenyans Mission Statement To develop, manage/


This presentation has been prepared as part of the publication “Sustainable Forest Management, Biodiversity and Livelihoods: A Good Practice Guide”. The.

and/or sea especially dedicated to the protection and maintenance of biological diversity, and of natural and associated cultural resources, and managed through legal or other effective means (IUCN n.d.).  Forested protected areas can help safeguard a range of ecosystem goods and services, and/, D.C.: World Bank. Wunder, S. 2008. Necessary Conditions for Ecosystem Services Payments. Conference Paper: Economics and Conservation in the Tropics – A Strategic Dialogue (January 31- February 1, 2008). Accessed/


Land Management Officer Land and Water Development Division

natural resources and the different components of biodiversity; genes, species and ecosystems. Examples of specific situation can provide you an idea of the diverse needs of the natural resource management communities to be considered in observing and /ecosystem services Incentives Ecological knowledge It is an important issue in order to understand the needs of the natural resources management communities … Biodiversity benefits agricultural/managed ecosystems productivity: conservation management/


CLIMATE CHANGE AND ECOSYSTEMS MODIFICATION

regimes, that can help reduce threats to biodiversity and ecosystems, while enhancing ecological services for climate adaptation. For example, the National Environmental Policy, Forestry Policy, Wildlife Policy, National Forest Programme, Integrated Coastal Zone Management Strategy, Agricultural Sector Development Strategy, Forestry Management Act etc are regulatory mechanisms that aim at conserving natural resources in the country. These mechanisms need to be flexible to accommodate new available/


Compiled by: K. Faccer IUCN Business and Biodiversity Programme

is known as responsible travel to natural areas which contributes to biodiversity conservation and local livelihoods. Features and Opportunities Ecotourism products and services are found across tourism supply chain from flight and accommodation providers to tour operators and restaurants Recreational activities such as nature-viewing, hunting, fishing, scuba diving or snorkelling etc. Global examples of best practise for tourism relevant community-based natural resource management schemes (e.g. The/


Ken Cordell (USDA Forest Service) a, Vanessa Lane (Univ. of Georgia) b, & Gary Green (Univ. of Georgia) c a Pioneering Research Scientist USDA Forest Service,

values, attitudes & behaviors Based on projections of population growth & demographic change, speculate about possible challenges for natural resources & wildlife conservation education Introduction North America NA includes Mexico, the United States & Canada (not Greenland) Together, a total area/rate = 97% Galleristny.com Globalmotors.net Mexico & U.S. Canada: pop’n ~ 32 million Economy dependent on manufacturing and agriculture 80% of trade is with U.S. GDP per capita = $29 - $30,000 Literacy rate = 97/


FWM 203 PRINCIPLES OF CONSERVATION IN TROPICAL AFRICA DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT COLLEGE OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY.

include: Gene banks, e.g. seed banks, sperm and ova banks, field banks; METHOD OF CONSERVING NATURAL RESOURCES In vitro plant tissue and microbial culture collections; Captive breeding of animals and artificial propagation of plants, with possible reintroduction into the wild; and Collecting living organisms for zoos, aquaria, and botanic gardens for research and public awareness. METHOD OF CONSERVING NATURAL RESOURCES Ex-situ conservation measures can be complementary to in-situ methods as/


1 Demand Side Management & Conservation Brian Horii Energy & Environmental Economics, Inc. (E3) Presented to: Conservation Subcommittee Boise, Idaho August.

Cost Adjustment (FCA) applicable only to Residential Service and Small General Service Idaho Power is requesting a Fixed Cost Adjustment (FCA) applicable only to Residential Service and Small General Service These customer classes have large percentage of fixed/] electricity savings by 2020 and a goal of X% natural gas savings by 2020. Add a bullet point re: conservation of natural resources, such as water (or incorporate above) Add a bullet point re: conservation of natural resources, such as water (or/


Biological Resource Management Division Science and Conservation in National Parks Loyal A. Mehrhoff.

to improve work practices, products, and services Science and Conservation in National Parks Biological Resource Management Division Basics:  385 units covering 83 million acres  270 units with significant natural resources  $2.6 billion dollars in funding  280 million visits per year Science and Conservation in National Parks Biological Resource Management Division Science and Conservation in National Parks Biological Resource Management Division Organization:  Service-wide: Biology Air Water Geology/


TSUKUBA UNIVERSITY ‘International Symposium on Environmental Policy- 2011’ Lecture ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY & BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION 1 Dr. Le Van Khoa HoChiMinh.

land to provide some sort of ecological service. These programs promote the conservation of natural resources in the marketplace. PES programs are voluntary and mutually beneficial contracts between consumers of ecosystem services and the suppliers of these services In 24 specific ecosystem services identified, there are “big three”: climate change mitigation, watershed services and biodiversity conservation, which are currently receiving the most money and interest worldwide. 8111/29/2011 (3) Community/


Harnessing Marketplace Power to Improve Health, Environment and Economics Grower Opportunities for Integrated Pest Management Through USDA NRCS Conservation.

.edu/uploads/files/46/jan8call.mp3 Harnessing Marketplace Power to Improve Health, Environment and Economics Executive Summary The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides opportunities to protect natural resources on private lands through IPM, Organic and other strategies. IPM coordinators and others can help alert growers and crop consultants to these opportunities, and help coordinate training for consultants, growers and NRCS to better maximize this opportunity. Join the National NRCS/


© 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. CHAPTER 7 The Use and Restoration of Ecosystems.

ability of ecosystems to sustain future generations can no longer be taken for granted 15 of 24 natural services are declining worldwide © 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. Conservation, preservation, restoration Renewable resource: ecosystem’s and biota’s ability to regenerate Ecosystems can replenish themselves They are sustainable Conservation of biota and ecosystem manages or regulates use so it does not exceed the capacity of the species or system/


Module 7: Partners in Conservation Conservation District Supervisor Accreditation.

a number of specialties. Natural Resources Conservation Service Gives technical and financial assistance to individuals and groups to conserve, maintain and improve the state’s natural resources and environment through implementing conservation programs authorized in the Farm Bill. Coordinates with its partners through the State Technical Committee which is comprised of individuals who represent a variety of natural resource sciences and occupations. Resource Conservation and Development Councils (RC&Ds/


METODE SURVEI SUMBERDAYA ALAM DAN LINGKUNGAN. ENVIRONMENTAL VALUES Annual Review of Environment and Resources Vol. 30: 335-372 (Volume publication date.

of 11 ecosystem services: food supply, air purification, environmental purification, soil and water conservation, clean water supply, natural disaster minimization, increasing income, fuel wood supply, aesthetic recreation, fodder supply and sand stabilization. / including, forestry, recreational uses, natural resources or general infrastructure development. The importance of pedological soil survey in land use planning, resource assessment and site investigation E. M. LeeE. M. Lee and J. S. GriffithsJ. S./


UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI DEPARTMENT OF REAL ESTATE AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT BBE 533: MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT PAUL M.SYAGGA,PhD MARCH 2010.

of the service life of in- service building components and in-service buildings. The/and conservation of monuments contd. 4.9.Other environmental conservation laws and regulations in Kenya 4.9.1.Aspects of environmental laws Besides the conservation of monuments there are several other laws and regulations concerning environmental conservation in Kenya namely: i.Laws relating to protection and use of land(Agriculture Act,Physical Planning Act) ii.Laws relating to protection and use of natural resources/


Lesson 1 Exploring the History and Importance of Wildlife Management.

-1960 Hugh Bennett (1881-1960 Father of soil conservation. Father of soil conservation. First person to run the Soil Conservation Service. First person to run the Soil Conservation Service. Jay Darling (1872-1962) Jay Darling (1872-1962) Designed the first migratory bird stamp. Designed the first migratory bird stamp. Drew cartoons of wildlife and natural resources. Drew cartoons of wildlife and natural resources. His cartoons made the public aware of the need/


2015 Georgia Organics Conference Recipe for Change Engaging Veteran Farmers Bryan Barrett GA-NRCS GA-NRCS Natural Resources Conservation Service 1.

, originally named as the Soil Conservation Service (SCS)  Provide technical and financial assistance to private landowners to help people conserve their natural resources 2 Natural Resources Conservation Service NRCS is not a regulatory agency  Provide technical assistance in...  natural resource planning  design & engineering  implementation of techniques used to reduce soil erosion, improve water quality, and protect natural resources 3 Natural Resources Conservation Service What is the 2014 Farm/


Chapter 3 Environmental History, Politics, and Economics.

inexhaustible Early Environmental Movement Resources quickly being depleted Resources quickly being depleted John James Audubon John James Audubon Wildlife artist Wildlife artist Aroused public interest Aroused public interest Early Environmental Movement Henry David Thoreau Henry David Thoreau Writer Writer Lived simply Lived simply George Perkins Marsh George Perkins Marsh Man and Nature Man and Nature Humans as agents of change Humans as agents of change Protecting/


MASTER FARMER PROGRAM – SESSION III NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICTS OVERVIEW OF CONSERVATION PLANNING AND.

MASTER FARMER PROGRAM – SESSION III NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICTS OVERVIEW OF CONSERVATION PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION Natural Resources Conservation Service NRCS - WHO WE ARE ROLE OF CONSERVATION DISTRICTS INTRODUCTION TO NRCS PLANNING PROCESS – RMS PLANS QUALITY CRITERIA AND CONSERVATION PRACTICES CONSERVATION PROGRAMS WHO WE ARE – NRCS HISTORY On March 11, 1934 – A fierce windstorm from the Great Plains swept fine soil particles across areas as far away as /


Human Behavior and the Social Environment, Macro Level: Groups, Communities, and Organizations (second edition) Katherine van Wormer Fred H. Besthorn Copyright.

as a force shaping human development, but attention exclusively to social not natural environment John Muir (1838-1914), wrote of nature consciousness – stressed the deeper aspects of nature John Muir (1838-1914), wrote of nature consciousness – stressed the deeper aspects of nature Gifford Pinchot, in contrast, considered only the practical side of conservation of natural resources for use by future generations.Dominance of the modernist viewpoint of Pinchot/


Conservation means development as much as it does protection … I recognize the right and duty of this generation to develop and use the natural resources.

Management (BLM) –Bureau of Indian Affairs –Bureau of Reclamation Federal Wildlife Conservation Department of Agriculture (USDA) –Forest Service (USFS) –Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) –Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Wildlife Services Department of Commerce –National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) National Ocean Service Federal Wildlife Conservation Department of Defense (DOD) –Army Corps of Engineers –Defense Agencies/


APPLYING CONSERVATION TO THE TEXAS LANDSCAPE Norman Bade, NRCS State Resource Conservationist Conservation Provisions of the 2002 Farm Bill (Farm Security.

, visit: Your local USDA Service Center Your local conservation district http://www.nrcs.usda.gov How to Participate  Contact Your Local Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) or USDA Service Center  Become SWCD Cooperator  Request Assistance in Development of Conservation Plan  Sign-up for Applicable Farm Bill Program(s) The Natural Resources Conservation Service provides leadership in a partnership effort to help people conserve, maintain, and improve our natural resources and environment.


Land Use. Human Nutritional requirements Males- 2500 calories; Females- 2000 calories Balanced intake of fats, carbohydrates and proteins. Protein produces.

the development and revision of conservation plans for nongame fish and wildlife United Nations Treaty on the Law of the Sea (1982): Defines the rights and responsibilities of nations in their use of the worlds oceans, establishing guidelines for business, the environment and the management of marine natural resources. Global Economics The economy and the environment are intrinsically linked such that both are causes and effects and inputs and outputs of/


Keep Towns Vital Retain People/Jobs Preserve Open Space Conserve Tax Dollars Good Planning Can Retain People/Jobs Good Planning Can Keep Towns Vital Preserve.

to accompany the orderly extension and provision of services. Question – should such areas be designated in a region of no population growth? Question – should such areas be designated in a region of no population growth? Rural resources are planned for and support the overall community Publicly funded infrastructure is not intended, so natural features are not encroached upon by incompatible uses Conservation Multi-Municipal Plans Key/


Copyright © 2006 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Benjamin Cummings PowerPoint ® Slides prepared by Jay Withgott and Heidi Marcum Copyright © 2008.

successes occur despite underfunding of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service -In recent years, political forces have attempted to /nature swap = a conservation organization pays off a portion of a developing country’s international debt -In exchange for a promise by the country to set aside reserves -Fund environmental education, and -Better manage protected areas Conservation concession = conservation organizations pay nations to conserve, and not sell, resources/


1 Orientation for Conservation District Officials and Staff.

äOthers as deemed necessary by district Mutual Agreement Cooperative Working Agreement Operational Agreement 39 YOUR Conservation District Hub of a Big Wheel! Alabama Conservation Committee Alabama Association of Conservation Districts USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) National Association of Conservation Districts Congress LegislatureGovernor Local Needs and Programs Federal Programs State Programs 40 Working with Others u Provide technical assistance, education activities, financial/


PRESENTATION TO THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON LAND AND MINERAL RESOURCES 2015/16-2019/20 STRATEGIC AND ANNUAL PERFORMANCE PLAN DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY.

Resources for food and agriculture implemented - National Plan for Conservation and Sustainable use of farm Animal Genetic resources Resources developed -National Plans for Conservation and sustainable use of Plant genetic resources Implemented National Plans for Conservation and Sustainable use of plant genetic resources implemented National plans for Conservation and Sustainable use of plant genetic Resources implemented Strategic Goal 4. Sustainable use of natural resources/Extension Support Services 389 /


Chirag Tamboli. National Institutes of Health (NIH)  The NIH is part of the US Health and Human Services  It is made up of 27 institutes and centers.

&navid=140000000000000&pnavid=null&ss=119995&position=Welcome.Html&ttype=detail&pname=Forest%20Service%20- %20Educator%20Toolbox National Resources Conservation Service  The mission is to improve, protect, and conserve natural resources on private lands through a cooperative partnership with state agencies  They focus on ensuring that private lands are conserved, restored, and more resistant to environmental challenges like climate change.  They give assistance to landowners that is designed to/


Chapter 11 Ecosystems as Resources. Ecosystems perform natural services Normally functioning ecosystems provide _____ natural goods and services Normally.

and Maintenance of the _____ Cycle All of this should be review All of this should be review Ecosystems may have intrinsic _____- every ecosystem has a extrinsic value Ecosystems may have intrinsic _____- every ecosystem has a extrinsic value Ecosystems as natural resources If natural services are so _____, why are they destroyed? If natural services/perform vital _____ services They perform vital _____ servicesConserve biodiversity, moderate climate, prevent erosion, store carbon and nutrients, provide /


California Estuary Monitoring Workgroup’s Estuary Portal Stephanie Fong State and Federal Contractors Water Agency

by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). (Wetlands on agricultural lands not enrolled in Farm Bill programs are regulated under the Clean Water Act section 404 just like any other wetlands).agricultural and food policy toolfederal governmentFarm Bill Farm Service Agency Natural Resources Conservation Service FSA directly administers programs such as the Conservation Reserve Program. NRCS makes wetlands determinations/


Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities Natural Resources Conservation and Management View this quiz as a slide show from “the beginning” Each.

Eligibility Program Basics a comprehensive working lands conservation program designed to protect and improve natural resources and the environment. provides technical and financial assistance to farmers and ranchers to actively manage and maintain existing conservation systems and to implement additional conservation activities on land in agricultural production authorized in the 2008 Farm Bill. Administered by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Private agricultural land except land/


SOILS: The Forgotten Framework Layer Bruce Nielsen GIS Specialist USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Natural Resources Conservation Service Why Was Soils Data Forgotten? Geodetic Control OrthoimageryElevationTransportationHydrography Government Units Cadastral How many of these would exist without Soils? What Info Does NRCS Offer? Tangible Resources –Printed Soil Survey –Soil Survey on CD For people without access to GIS software Virtual Resources/usda.gov http://soildatamart.nrcs.usda.gov Generate Reports Download Data –Tabular and/or Spatial Subscribe –Be informed by email if changes occur National Status/


Vision 2050 From ‘Business as Usual’ to a Sustainable Future Nine billion people all living well, and within the limits of the planet.

ecosystem services, which can improve livelihoods, environmental health and overall community well-being. Additionally, businesses will benefit from improved community and governmental relations as well as brand image Timeline 1st Half 2014 Clarify the business case for action, in partnership with other organizations working in this field, such as the Economics of Land Degradation, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and the World Resources Institute/


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