Skip Navigation
Native Bamboos - Culturally Significant Plants for Conserving Natural Resources

Native bamboos, such as giant cane, once covered large areas of the eastern United States.  Including giant cane in restoration projects benefits multiple natural resource concerns and restores historical landscapes.

Optimizing cover crop plantings in the Central Region

NRCS Plant Materials Centers in the Central Region recently completed studies comparing seeding dates and planting rates of cover crops to learn how to get the most out of their plantings in their areas. 

Happy Pollinator Week! BEE Friendly to Pollinators with Conservation Plants

NRCS Plant Materials Centers evaluate and release new plants to the public.  Find out more about how our wildflowers and legumes benefit insect and pollinator populations and how you can help establish and protect pollinator habitat.

Evaluating Plant Materials to Slow the Spread of Wildfires in the West

Wildfires are a major problem in the Intermountain West, affecting thousands of acres of rangelands. Vegetative greenstrips are one tool to slow the spread of rangeland wildfires. Western Plant Materials Centers are evaluating native plant species to fill this niche.

Finding a better fava bean for cover cropping in western states

The Plant Materials Centers in California, Oregon, Nevada, and Arizona have teamed up to conduct a regional adaptation trial to identify better fava bean cover crops for western states.

/
pause

NRCS Websites & Additional Assistance

Web Applications & Tools

A list of Web-based resources for access to natural resource data collected by NRCS.

En Español

Información de NRCS en español.

NRCS State Websites

Find local program and technical information on our NRCS state websites.

Limited English Proficiency

Information on Limited English Proficiency.

NRCS Home | USDA.gov | Site Map | Civil Rights | FOIA | Plain Writing | Accessibility Statement

Policy and Links| Non-Discrimination Statement | Information Quality | USA.gov | WhiteHouse.gov