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Basics of Conservation Finance: Facilitator’s Guide

A curriculum for training conservation professionals and farm business management educators about the financial considerations of on-farm conservation practices. Intended users are educators, such as from university extension services, who are interested in delivering this training in their state or local area.

The Financial Implications of Conservation Agriculture: Insights from Analyses of Farms in the Upper Midwest

This booklet aims to inform farmers’ key partners—in particular, conservation educators and professionals, farm business management educators, and agricultural lenders—about the financial costs and benefits of conservation agriculture practices to assist their work with farmers.

Guide for Monitoring Phosphorus

A science-based bulletin about how to monitor phosphorus concentrations in drainage discharge, with recommended sampling strategies for estimating P load and investigating P movement.

Stakeholder Engagement in Natural Resources: A Guide to Concepts, Tools, and Strategies

This Guidebook is designed to help those seeking to develop a community-led, stakeholder-engaged approach to addressing issues in natural resource and community settings. Whether you are a practitioner, researcher, or agency or organizational leader, it provides you with a user-friendly empirical and practical grounding in the development, implementation, and evaluation of stakeholder engagement initiatives.

Conservation Economics & Finance Resource Hub

A collection of case studies, reports, and other research-based materials that have examined the profitability of conservation practices on farms within the North Central Region.

Outreach Toolkit

The resources in this outreach toolkit are intended to support on-the-ground efforts to expand the use of key soil health practices, to reach new audiences of farmers, ranchers, and landowners, and build communication skills of conservation professionals.

Monitor My Watershed

An online data portal that lets you discover and map monitoring data and share and compare your monitoring data with the world.

Model My Watershed

A professional-grade watershed-modeling web app that enables citizens, conservation practitioners, municipal decision-makers, educators, and students to analyze land use, soil data and model storm water runoff and water-quality. Effects of conservation practices and development scenarios on runoff and associated water quality are featured.

WikiWatershed Toolkit

Web tools designed to help citizens, conservation practitioners, municipal decision-makers, researchers, educators, and students advance knowledge and stewardship of freshwater.

Nature-Based Solutions Funding Database

National Wildlife Federation’s interactive database for communities interested in pursuing federal funding and/or technical assistance for nature-based solutions.