Conservation–Our Purpose. Our Passion. The purpose and passion for conservation is shared among many. It is shared between NRCS employees and partners who help people help the land. And it is shared by the landowners with whom we work. Our passion is manifested through the benefits derived from stewardship of private landsï¿½benefits we all enjoy, such as cleaner water and air, improved soils and abundant wildlife habitat.
Learn about our stories, the stories of conservation made possible through a shared purpose, a shared passion and a shared commitment to conservation.
Four years into an 8-year Environmental Quality Incentives Program initiative to improve water quality of the Illinois River Sub-Basin and Eucha-Spavinaw Lake Watershed (IRWI) progress is being realized with a portion of the river in Arkansas being removed from the state’s 2014 Clean Water Act section 303(d) impaired waters list.
Christina Spencer, along with her husband, Gary, raise registered Black Angus cattle outside of Powhatan, Ark., in Lawrence County. For the past 8 years, she has worked with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to improve her pastures and prescribed grazing system.
A Randolph County man with the long-term goal of broadening people’s perception of what it means to “live off of the land”, was finally afforded the chance to add the one ingredient that would allow him to launch his own campaign– an adequate water source.