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Conservation Outcomes Webinar Series

The 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. 

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The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) hosts one-hour virtual webinars featuring 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 webinars. Enter your email address here, then select the "Conservation Outcomes" topic under Conservation.

June 20 Conservation Outcomes Webinar

Bumblebee perched on a pinkish-purple flower, with greenery in the background. Photo Credit: Lance Cheung, USDA

USDA Conservation Efforts Support Pollinators, Agricultural Production Nationwide

Scientists estimate that one out of every three bites of food we eat exists because of animal pollinators. Supporting pollinators is critical to our food security and a key USDA conservation focus in collaboration with farmers, ranchers, and other land managers nationwide.

On June 20 at 2:00 p.m. eastern, Dr. Elissa Olimpi will share findings on the value of pollinator practices applied through voluntary conservation programs including the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program and Conservation Stewardship Program and the Farm Service Agency’s Conservation Reserve Program. This free, one-hour Conservation Outcomes Webinar will answer a suite of questions addressed in a recent study conducted by Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in collaboration with USDA’s Conservation Effects Assessment Project, including on the effectiveness of these programs in supporting pollinators and strategies to increase benefits.

Findings may be used by agricultural producers, other land managers, conservationists, and researchers to prioritize conservation efforts that will deliver the greatest benefits to pollinators and production agriculture across the U.S. 

This virtual webinar will be hosted on Microsoft Teams. No registration is required.

Access the webinar shortly before 2:00 p.m. eastern on June 20 by clicking "Join June 20 Webinar," below. 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: 115 459 482# 

2024 Webinar Calendar

Below are the tentative webinars planned through fall 2024. Please note, webinars without dates may be updated. Specific dates and times for each webinar will be added as available.

  • June 20, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. ET: USDA Conservation Efforts Support Pollinators, Agricultural Production Nationwide
  • August 22, 2024, at 2 p.m. ET: Legacy Sources of Phosphorus – Significance, Conservation Outcome Implications, and Strategies
  • October 2024, Date and Time to be Announced: Lessons Learned – Watershed Planning for Improved Conservation Outcomes

Please reference this webpage frequently for new webinar information, including additional details for the above events and access to new webinars added throughout the calendar year

Past Webinars with Resources

Recordings of all 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.

2024 Webinars

2023 Webinars

2022 Webinars

2021 Webinars

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-Thomas
Natural Resources Communication Specialist
Laura Crowell
Natural Resources Communication Specialist