Conservation

Statewide Total Down
4:01 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

More SEIA Farmland to Conservation

Des Moines and Henry counties saw significant increases in land enrolled in the CRP.
Credit SSS

The amount of farmland in conservation programs across Iowa as dropped in the past decade, but Southeast Iowa has actually seen an increase.

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Want Conservation Compliance included in Farm Bill
2:54 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Group Wants Farm Subsidies Linked to Environment

The Prairie Rivers Network wants conservation compliance in a new 5 year farm bill.
Credit Discovery.com

The US Senate passed a new five year farm bill last week and the house may take it up as early as this week.

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The IL NRCS's Wetland Reserve Program
11:37 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Wetland Restoration Program Funding in Question

Credit http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu

The future remains uncertain for a federal conservation program that helps restore wetlands across the Midwest. The Wetlands Reserve Program provides money to farmers who take former wetlands out of production and restore them.

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Halfway Through Year-Long Celebration
6:48 am
Thu June 7, 2012

Des Moines County Conservation Turns 50

The new beach at Big Hollow Recreation Area
  • An interview with Kim Perlstein

Des Moines County Conservation is honoring its past by looking to the future.  The agency is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

Director Kim Perlstein says Des Moines County Conservation has eight full-time employees who oversee about 1,500 acres of public property.  Two key pieces are Starr’s Cave Nature Center and Big Hollow Recreation Area.

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