Rural Practices

Soil Health and Sustainability

Ray’s Soil Health Lecture
Ray Archuleta, Conservation Agronomist, ENTSC
http://player.vimeo.com/video/12697101?title=0

Soil Slaking and Infiltration Demonstrations
Ray Archuleta, Conservation Agronomist, ENTSC
http://player.vimeo.com/video/23850878?title=0

Resident living in rural parts of the county have unique opportunities to protect soil and water, enhance the wildlife habitat in their area and reduce their energy costs.  These programs have specific guidelines but are available to landowners with a few acres or a thousand or more acres.  Conservation practices include windbreaks, prairie plantings, wetland restoration and wetland buffers.  Landowners who choose to establish a conservation practice on their property greatly increase benefit wildlife, such as pheasants, ducks, and other wildlife passing through their property or establishing nests on their property.  A variety of guides are listed below:

Document created for use with Adobe Reader Riparian Forest Buffer Document created for use with Adobe Reader Food Plot Job Sheet
Document created for use with Adobe Reader Conservation Assistance Programs Document created for use with Adobe Reader Conservation Crop Rotations
Document created for use with Adobe Reader Farmable Wetlands in CRP Document created for use with Adobe Reader Residue and Tillage Management
Document created for use with Adobe Reader Native Prairie – Establishment & Management Document created for use with Adobe Reader Field Borders