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Native Plants in Urban Landscapes


The city of Nacogdoches, Texas, worked with partners to reduce maintenance costs, increase sustainability, and beautify three highway medians with native grasses and flowering forbs for erosion control and beautification.   

Press Release

USDA Conservation Funds Available to Michigan Farmers and Forest Owners


Applications for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program for producers in Michigan must be submitted by Nov. 17, 2023, for the current round of funding. Additional selection dates may be announced if remaining funds are available.

Success Story

Recipes for Helping People Help the Land


For over 30 years, Gary and Penny Shackelford have been compiling a personalized “cookbook” of conservation practices with help from the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) in hopes to pass their not-so-secret recipes for conservation on to the future stewards of the land.