New York Times article on the recovery of the trout fishery in Iowa, thanks in no small part to CRP.
Now that’s practical conservation! Rain gardens for everyone.
USDA’s Conservation Assessment Effects Project has just released two extensive reviews of the effects of agricultural conservation practices – like those used in CRP and other conservation programs (public announcement here). Part A addresses terrestrial habitats and Part B addresses aquatic habitats. Even better is the dynamic bibliography.
Real-time water quality data across the US available at WaterQualityWatch from USGS. “Measurements include streamflow (through WaterWatch) water temperature, specific conductance, pH, dissolved oxygen, and turbidity. These measurements are available at more than 1,300 sites in streams with watersheds as small as a few square miles to more than 1,000,000 square miles in the Mississippi River as it enters the Gulf of Mexico.” Thanks Common Sense Agriculture.