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Conservation Outcomes Webinar Series

The bi-monthly Conservation Outcomes Webinar Series provides key findings, data, and tools to support producers and partners in pursuing voluntary conservation efforts across the nation's working lands. 


Access Conservation Outcomes Webinars

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) hosts one-hour virtual webinars during even-numbered months. These webinars feature scientists and other subject matter experts speaking on a diversity of topics related to voluntary conservation efforts on working lands.

You may subscribe to receive emails with information on upcoming Conservation Outcomes Webinars. Enter your email address here, then select the "Conservation Outcomes" topic under Conservation.

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December 8 Webinar: Reducing Woody Encroachment to Conserve Rangeland Production in the Great Plains

Woody encroachment and associated large-scale collapse of rangeland in the Great Plains may contribute to increased wildfire events, declines in livestock production, heightened risks to water resources, and reduced biodiversity. On December 8 at 1:00 p.m. eastern, Dr. Dirac Twidwell of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will present on the rapid adoption of new strategies to reduce woody encroachment on rangelands, driven by the emergence of new science documenting how woody plant expansion is causing nationwide declines in rangeland production.

This presentation will focus on new large-scale conservation efforts on working lands and will detail use of the Rangeland Analysis Platform, a tool that supports rangeland monitoring, decision-making, and more effective management. By effectively reducing woody encroachment, land managers across the Great Plains can restore and maintain healthy grasslands ecosystems and improve forage production. 

No registration is required. Access the webinar shortly before 1:00 p.m. eastern via Microsoft Teams by clicking “Join December 8 Webinar,” below. Please note, users on smartphones may need to download Microsoft Teams in advance.

You may also join via audio only:

Phone Number: 202-650-0123
Phone Conference ID: 366 127 616#

Past Webinars

Recordings of past webinars and associated resources are available below. Past webinars are also available by conservation area of focus on the Conservation Effects Assessment Project Publications webpage.


2022 Webinars


2021 Webinars

  • April 29, 2021 – NRCS Conservation Practices Delivering Voluntary Greenhouse Gas Mitigation and Carbon Sequestration Benefits: Webinar Recording 
  • March 25, 2021 – Quantifying Ecosystem Functions to Facilitate Wetland Monitoring and Assessment: Webinar Recording
  • February 25, 2021 – Rangeland Analysis Platform: Integrating Production and Economics into Area-Wide Planning: Webinar Recording
  • January 28, 2021 – Development of the Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework and Use by NRCS for Watershed Planning: Webinar Recording


2020 Webinars

  • November 12, 2020 – Linking Ecosystem Service Values to Rangeland Practices in the Central Great Plains: Webinar Recording
  • October 22, 2020 – Quantifying Conservation Effects on Multiple Wetland Ecosystem Services: Understanding Tradeoffs is the Name of the Game: Webinar Recording
  • September 24, 2020 – The 2017 National Resources Inventory 5-year Release, 35 Years of National Resources Monitoring: Webinar Recording
  • August 27, 2020 – Conservation Outcomes of NRCS’s Working Lands for Wildlife in Eastern Forests: Webinar Recording
  • July 23, 2020 – Quantifying Restoration Outcomes in Frequent-Fire Forests: Webinar Recording
  • June 25, 2020 – Tillage Management and Structural Conservation Practices: CEAP II Report on Changes in Adoption Rates: Webinar Recording
  • May 28, 2020 – Measuring and Understanding the Effects of Conservation within Watersheds: Webinar Recording
  • April 23, 2020 – Conservation Outcomes on America’s Western Grazing Lands with NRCS’s Working Lands for Wildlife: Webinar Recording


Name Position Phone Number Email
Elizabeth Creech
Natural Resources Communication Specialist
Amy Overstreet
Natural Resources Communication Specialist