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Conservation Videos Give Quick Glimpse into Assistance Available

Anita Brown (530) 792-5644
Matt Drechsel (530) 792-5667
John Harrington (530) 792-5622

DAVIS, Calif., December 15, 2011—USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California is releasing eight short videos on YouTube, providing a quick glimpse into some of the Agency’s most popular conservation opportunities (

In four minutes or less viewers can meet a California farmer or rancher who is working with the Agency to solve a conservation dilemma, meet the conservationist who assists, and watch the process they use to craft a solution. The videos follow a brief conservation planning journey for the following situations:

  • Conservation Planning
  • Managing/Monitoring Irrigation Water (2 videos)
  • Improving Forest Stands
  • Managing for Livestock and Wildlife on Rangeland
  • Building Hedgerows for Pollinators and other Benefits
  • Decommissioning a Well
  • Managing Nutrients (wastewater) on Dairies

"It gives you a better understanding and sense of familiarity to view the conservation process through the eyes of a real farmer or rancher who is trying to solve a practical problem," says State Conservationist Ed Burton. "YouTube is a powerful medium and it’s time the conservation work done by farmers and ranchers takes its place there."

If the video piques a viewer’s interest in pursuing a conservation solution, they are encouraged to seek the services of a professional conservationist available in one of the Agency’s 55 California offices. Locations can be found at

Since 1935, NRCS has provided conservation-related products and services that enable people to be good stewards of the Nation’s soil, water, and related natural resources on non-Federal lands. With our help, people are better able to conserve, maintain, or improve their natural resources. As a result of our technical and financial assistance, land managers and communities take a comprehensive approach to the use and protection of natural resources in rural, suburban, urban, and developing areas.


 The Natural Resources Conservation Service provides leadership in a partnership effort to help people
conserve, maintain, and improve our natural resources and environment.

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