What is a Conservation Plan?
Conservation Plan recommends best management practices (BMP'S) to assist you, the landowner, to manage the objectives and goals you have for your natural resources. Best management practices protect our natural resources (wildlife and fish, animals, water, plants and soils), making your farm more cost effective, efficient and attractive.

Each Conservation Plan is tailored to an individual piece of property. Each piece of land has unique characteristics such as number of acres, soil type, and type of animals or crops raised. A Conservation Plan is developed to meet your needs whether your farm is 1 acre or 100 acres. The landowner's goals and objectives for the farm are taken into consideration when the plan is developed. Different alternatives are discussed with you to help you take advantage of opportunities to make better use of soil, water and plant resources, or to aid the fish and wildlife through habitat improvement.

A working and functional Conservation Plan is actually a constant evolving management plan developed with and for the land user. A Conservation Plan includes an inventory, site map, aerial photo, recommendations, and options. A Conservation Plan uses the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Best Management Practices to save you time and money in the protection and efficient use of your natural resources.

The key to the success of Conservation Planning is cooperation between the District and the land user.

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1. What is a Conservation Plan?
2. How do I get a Conservation Plan?
3. What is included in my Conservation Plan?
4. What is the Agriculture Community of Interest?