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Information for Homeowners, Urban and Suburban Land Users

It's not only farmers and ranchers who benefit from Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)' expertise, people in suburban and urban areas do, too. We work with homeowners, business people, and local governments to prevent soil erosion, keep water clean and plentiful, create and preserve green spaces, and reduce the impacts of floods. And when communities and individuals need to meet State and local requirements for natural resources quality and management, we have the knowledge and experience to help them, as well.

  • Use the same conservation methods farmers use right in Your Own Backyard.
  • Get information on a demonstration project that helps homeowners practice Conservation Where You Live.
  • See some helpful Home and Garden Tips to keep you conservation-conscious around your home.
  • Get information to help teach your children about conserving our natural resources.
  • The Earth Team, the volunteer arm of NRCS, is now recruiting volunteers in more than 3,000 locations across the country. Make a difference in your community � become an Earth Team Volunteer.