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Newly Released Publications!
PA Conservation Catalog - a catalog identifying conservation practices which assist the farmer in caring for the land while maintaining economic viability and protecting farming as a way of life.
Strategic Plan: Strategic Plan 2011 -2015 - Published by Pennsylvania Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). This brochure describes NRCS's Statewide Agency Strategic Plan for conserving natural resources in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The purpose of this plan is to establish direction on where Pennsylvania NRCS needs to focus its future efforts. Over the past year, PA NRCS employees provided input on how we can create a lasting conservation legacy that future generations will appreciate.
These Pennsylvania-specific publications are available though the State Office or any NRCS Field Office.
Agricultural Environmental Regulations: Am I In Compliance? - Published by Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection, this brochure describes sediment and erosion control requirements for agricultural activities.
Attracting Native Pollinators to Your Farm - Describes the importance of native pollinators and how NRCS can help farmers attract and protect them.
Conservation Practices and Programs for Pennsylvania Landowners - Describes technical and financial assistance that is available to help landowners implement conservation management practices to help improve natural resources.
Feed Management Brochure - Describes how NRCS can help producers practice feed management on their farm.
Let Us Help You Help the Land - Describes what NRCS can do, who we can help, and how to get assistance.
Seasonal High Tunnel Systems - This brochure describes what a seasonal high tunnel system is, and how and why they are used.
Wetlands Reserve Program - This brochure discusses the Wetlands Reserve Program and why it is important to protect, restore, and enhance wetlands.
Wetlands Reserve Program Bog Turtle Initiative - This brochure describes Pennsylvania NRCS 's Bog Turtle Initiative and what landowners can do to help protect the state-endangered and federally-threatened Bog Turtle population.
More brochures to be added soon!
These National NRCS publications can be found at the NRCS Distribution Center.
Backyard Conservation - (PA-1621) This extremely popular 28-page color booklet shows how farm and ranch conservation practices can be adapted for use in any size backyard. Ten conservation practices that are highlighted include mulching, composting, terracing, and pest management. The booklet has an extensive list of websites and places to get additional conservation information and assistance. (2007)
Conservation Planning: Investing in Our Future - (PA-1868) This tri-fold brochure describes the elements of a conservation plan and the process of managing natural resources. (2006)
Helping You Help Your Land - (PA-1966) In this 12-page brochure, landowners, farmers and ranchers explain how NRCS 's Natural Resources Conservation Service helps them meet their diverse conservation goals. It describes the NRCS vision, who we are, what we do, and the role of our partners and programs. (2008)
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