MSUCares has a updated guide for Supplemental Wildlife Food Planting in the Southeast.
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.
36% of the commercial bee hives were lost last year, according to a story on CNN. Here are some practical guidelines from the Xerces Society for supporting and conserving native bees and their habitat – Farming for Bees
Objective-driven conservation planning just got easier! ArkansasHabitat.org is a fantastic website organizing Farm Bill conservation options by objective (for example, Managing Cropland for Habitat or Restoring Wetlands). One click on an objective takes you to the appropriate practices with pictures, descriptions and – most importantly – potential sources of funding and NRCS practice standards. The information is specific to Arkansas, but the Farm Bill information is relevant to all states.
Accessibility – A+; Price – FREE; Ease of Use – A. You know my students will use this site next semester!