Conservation Videos Give Quick Glimpse into Assistance Available
Anita Brown (530) 792-5644
DAVIS, Calif., Oct. 21, 2013–USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in California has released four short videos on YouTube, providing a quick glimpse into some of the Agency’s most popular conservation opportunities (http://www.youtube.com/user/NRCSCalifornia).
In about four minutes viewers can meet a California farmer or rancher who is working with the Agency to solve a conservation dilemma, meet the conservationist who assists, and watch the process they use to craft a solution. The videos follow a brief conservation planning journey for the following situations:
Nutrient Management for Farmland Irrigation Systems
Water Management for Greenhouses
Hillside Orchard Drainage
Conservation Planning for Access Roads on Forest Land
“It gives you a better understanding and sense of familiarity to view the conservation process through the eyes of a real farmer or rancher who is trying to solve a practical problem,” said State Conservationist Carlos Suarez. “YouTube is a powerful medium and it’s time the conservation work done by farmers and ranchers takes its place there.”
If the video piques a viewer’s interest in pursuing a conservation solution, they are encouraged to seek the services of a professional conservationist available in one of the Agency’s 55 California offices. Locations can be found at http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/ca/contact/.
NRCS has provided leadership in a partnership effort to help America's private land owners and managers conserve their soil, water and other natural resources since 1935. For more information on NRCS, visit http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/site/ca/home/.