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Illinois NRCS Brochures

Listed below are IL NRCS Brochures available upon request. Please contact the Public Affairs Staff at (217) 353.6627. Publications available to download require Microsoft Word or  Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 or higher.

Note: Some brochures were produced nationally and can be obtained by calling our National NRCS Distribution Center at: 1-888-526-3227 or visit their website at: http://nrcspad.sc.egov.usda.gov/DistributionCenter/.

                                                   

Brochure

Date

Format Availability

Printed
Supply/
Quantity

HTML

 PDF
Format

WORD
Format

Other Website or Information

Backyard Conservation  
(PA 1621) (National)
A 28-page color booklet highlighting 10 conservation practices you can use in your own backyard including mulching, composting, terracing, etc.

10/98

YES

Not
Available

YES
at
Distribution Center
Website


Not
Available

NRCS National Distribution Center
or call:
1-888-526-3227

Challenging Career in NRCS
(PA-1634) (National)
This brochure gives career opportunities
available in the conservation field.

10/98

YES

Not
Available

YES
at
Distribution Center
Website

Not
Available

NRCS National Distribution Center
or call: 1-888-526-3227

Conservation Buffers Work...
Economically and Environmentally

(PA-1615) (National)
This fold-out brochure describes how buffers
protect your land and visually demonstrate your commitment to conservation.

Revised
9/2000

YES at
Distribution Center
Website

Not
Available

YES
at
Distribution Center
Website

Not
Available

NRCS National Distribution Center
or call:
1-888-526-3227

Conservation Choices
This brochure gives detailed information on 30 conservation practices including how the practices work, how they improve the farm,
and other information landowners need to select these practices; text and photographic examples; 30 pages.

Revised
10/2001

YES

YES

Not
Available

Not
Available

Not Available

NEW!!
Cover Crop the Benefits

A bi-fold brochure with an overview of cover crop uses and mixtures.

Go to Fact Sheets to find additional information on cover crops

7/2012

Not Available

YES

YES
[2,119 kb]

Not Available

Not Available

Drainage Around Your Home (Illinois)
A tri-fold brochure with discussion of at-home issues with water, flooding, drainage, soils, etc.

9/1999

YES

Not
Available

YES
[PDF]
(126 kb)

Not
Available

Not Available

Drainage Water Management (DWM)

4/2014

Not
Available

Not Available

YES
This link takes you to the National DWM webpage

Not
Available

Not
Available

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
A program designed to help famers financially with conservation practices.

2/2012

YES

YES

YES
[PDF]
(227 kb)

Not
Available

Not Available

Is Your Farming System in Compliance? (Illinois)
This tri-fold brochure gives background information on
Conservation Compliance Sytems, answers to some
commonly asked questions, and was developed by regions within Illinois.

7/2005

YES

YES

Available by Region
- Northern Illinois  (PDF, 722 kb)
- Central Illinois (PDF, 737 kb)
- Southern Illinois (PDF, 728 kb)

Land Use Planning (Illinois)
This tri-fold brochure gives information on building a comprehensive, sustainable community plan with
NRCS soils date and other natural resource
information.

Revised
6/2009

Not
Available

YES

YES

Not
Available

Not Available

LESA (Illinois)
Tri-fold brochure. What, why and how on Land Evaluation and Site Assessment (LESA).

12/1996

YES

Not
Available

Not
Available

Not
Available

Not Available

NRCS Illinois Urban Manual Brochure
(Illinois)
Tri-fold brochure describing the NRCS Illinois Urban Manual.

1/1999

YES

YES

Not
Available

Not
Available

Not Available

Perilous Plight of the Pollinator (brochure)
See Fact Sheet section for a list of pollinator plants

8/2012

Limited copies

YES

Yes
[PDF, 1,866kb]

Not Available

Not Available

Ponds Planning Design and Construction
(AH-580) (National)
This 85-page handbook describes the requirements for building a pond.

Rev. 9/97

YES at
Distribution Center Website

Not
Available

YES
[PDF] at
Distribution Center
Website

Not
Available

NRCS National Distribution Center
or call:
1-888-526-3227

Urban & Community Assistance: Balancing
Community Development and Natural
Resource Conservation

(Illinois)
Tri-fold brochure. Description of available NRCS
products and services designed to help urban
clients balance community development and natural resource conservation.

10/1995

YES

YES

Not
Available

Not
Available

Not Available

Urban Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control
(Illinois)
14-page brochure describing conservation practices for protecting and enhancing soil and water resources in
growing and changing communities. (Adapted from the Iowa NRCS' Conservation Strategies for Growing
Communities.)

3/2008

YES

YES

 YES
[PDF]

Not
Available

Not Available

 

Wetland Restoration Program (WRP) -
Restoring America's Wetlands

(PA-1659) (National)
14-page brochure with program description,
eligibility, easement options, enrollment
information, benefits, and lots of photos.

2/2000

YES

Not
Available

Not
Available

Not
Available

Not Available

What Is A Watershed?
(PA-420) (National)
This pamphlet describes watersheds and how they work and how they differ in communities.

2/1996

YES

YES at
Distribution Center
Website

YES
[PDF] at
Distribution Center
Website

Not
Available

NRCS National Distribution Center
or call:
1-888-526-3227

What You Do Comes Back To You
(Illinois)
Water Quality Brochure

Updated
3/2012

Not
Available

YES

YES
PDF
218 kb

Not
Available

Not Available

Wetlands: A Component of an Integrated Farming Operation
CTIC 40 page publication

10/2008

Not
Available

Not
Available

YES
PDF
2.1 MB

Not
Available

Not Available

Wetlands and Conservation Compliance - What Every Illinois Farmer Needs to Know

9/2011

Not Available

 

YES

 

PDF
825 kb

Not Available

Not Available

Winter Feeding Station
(Illinois)
Trifold brochure

2009

Not
Available

YES

YES
[PDF]
917 kb

Not
Available

Not Available