Harness Nature’s Best
Elevate Your Farming with Conservation Planning
Conservation planning is a detailed roadmap designed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help farmers transition to organic, environmentally-friendly practices. With NRCS grants, this shift is not only feasible but also beneficial. Embrace this strategy, optimize your farm’s potential, and champion a sustainable future.
How Does Conservation Planning Work?
Conservation planning starts with detailed maps, highlighting what’s called Planning Land Units (PLUs). These are unique areas on your farm with a common land use. The maps show everything from general locations and boundaries to specific land-use designations. They even pinpoint sensitive resources, ensuring you know where extra care is needed.
At its core, conservation planning is about making the most of what you have. With the NRCS’s detailed maps, you can see your farm’s potential. For instance, by identifying Planning Land Units (PLUs), you can optimize land use, ensuring areas prone to erosion are protected, while fertile zones are maximized for crop yield.
Dive deeper into conservation planning with these handpicked resources from the NRCS. Whether you’re just starting out or looking to refine your approach, these documents offer valuable insights to enhance your farming practices.