Conservation Bridge has several videos related to conservation in agricultural lands. Some of the them have additional materials for teaching in pdf. “Farming for Wildlife” gets 5 stars and used in my Conservation in Agricultural Landscapes course this spring.
Grassland talk by Reed Noss at UGA.
February 15, 2012
Here is a great 3-part series from Terra about agriculture, aquaculture, land development and sustainability in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
Terra has a a 3-part video – Bison Haze – about the current bison-cattle conflict near Yellowstone Nat’l Park. These online videos give even-handed treatment to the different interests (ranchers, tribes and conservationists) with a stake in the conflict. This should be a great discussion starter for my class next spring.
CP33 – Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds – is a relatively new practice available through continuous sign-up Conservation Reserve Program. Specifications for the buffers were designed with northern bobwhite and other grassland birds in mind. A big plus is that economic research suggests these buffers are profitable for the producer, too.
Listen to 4 farmers tell their own story (click image below) about incorporating CP33 Habitat Buffers into their farming operations (courtesy Forestry & Wildlife Research Center at Mississippi State University).