Archive for the ‘Water Quality’ Category

Trout Amid the Cows – Thanks to CRP

November 30, 2009 Leave a comment

Rain gardens

November 14, 2009 Leave a comment

Now that’s practical conservation!  Rain gardens for everyone.


Flooded Fields for Birds

August 20, 2009 Leave a comment

National Geographic features “Walking Wetlands” – flooded fields for shorebirds. This has been used for waterfowl in the Mississippi Delta for a long time.

Effects of Conservation Practices on Wildlife

January 30, 2009 Leave a comment

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.

Water Quality Data

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.


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