The bill continues to provide technical and financial assistance available to farmers, ranchers and forest landowners.
Early westerners knew the ties between winter mountain snowpack and summer water supply. Some attempts to measure the snow and predict runoff had been made as early as 1834. By 1935, at least nine snow surveys were being conducted. NRCS surveyors continue to survey snow.
A fundamental knowledge of soil science is a prerequisite to meeting many natural resource challenges. Understanding soils allows us to minimize the degradation and destruction of one of our most important natural resources.
High tunnels, also known as hoophouses, can help extend the growing season. They provide protection to plants early and late in the season. By expanding the availability of healthy, locally grown food, high tunnels benefit both producers and consumers.
The Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program undertakes emergency measures to safeguard lives and property from floods, drought, and the products of erosion on any watershed whenever a natural occurrence is causing or has caused a sudden impairment of the watershed.
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