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Backyard ConservationPhoto of a Karnal Blue Butterfly.

"Backyard Conservation" shows you how conservation practices that are used on agricultural land across the country to conserve and improve natural resources can be adapted for use on the land around your home. These practices help the environment and can make your yard more attractive and enjoyable.

Selecting Trees and Shrubs to Plant

Want to select the right kind of trees or shrubs to plant?  In the technical notes section, you can find out what species of trees and shrubs are native to each Wisconsin county, and what kinds of soils they thrive on.

Helpful Hints Around Your Home

Earth Team Volunteer Program

You can make a difference!  Join the 32,000 Earth Team members across the United States working to improve our environment.

As a member, you could gain professional experience, discover a lifetime career, receive training, earn academic credit, work on conservation activities in your community, and help conserve natural resources for future generations.

Take the Conservation Challenge

The Conservation Challenge is an on-line, interactive quiz of your knowledge about conserving our natural resources and environment.  See how well you do!