Conservation Easements Preserve, Restore Florida Wetlands

Archbold Biological Station has a third of its 3,648-acre reserve in easements through NRCS programs, keeping the land from development and restoring previously drained wetlands in this threatened Northern Everglades watershed.

Teachers and Students: Meet Sammy Soil

Sammy Soil, a mascot for NRCS, has managed to capture the public’s attention for more than 40 years. NRCS has Sammy Soil publications and other educational materials for teachers and students on their website.

RCPP Popular with Partners

The Regional Conservation Partnership Program garnered hundreds of pre-proposals, demonstrating how partners plan to work together to further conservation stewardship on agricultural lands. About 230 applicants were invited to submit a full proposal due Oct. 2.

Growing Blueberries at Brooksville Ridge

Blueberries were not a trendy super food when MaryAnn Stein first heard about growing them in Florida 30-years ago. After raising two children and working an office job, with a degree in anthropology and no experience in agriculture, she decided to give it a try.

Local Ranchers Protect and Serve

Conservation planning supports Bushells' second career: The Pasco Sheriff's Mounted Posse.

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