Conservation Demonstration

Sand County Foundation’s team of scientists works in partnership with farmers, ranchers, forestland owners and other land managers to conduct needed research and demonstrations of effective conservation farming practices. This work inspires and empowers a growing number of land owners and managers to ethically care for the land to sustain water resources, build healthy soil, enhance wildlife habitat, and support outdoor recreation. 

To visualize how collective action to support conservation implementation can achieve water quality goals, click here to visit a story map. 

Soil Management and Technology

Sand County Foundation is empowering farmers with real-time data about their conservation practices.

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Performance Based Conservation

This approach to conservation on agricultural land provides the greatest benefit to water quality, while providing a high level of flexibility to the farmer.

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Rotational Grazing Cover Crops

Sand County Foundation is demonstrating the conservation and economic benefits of rotational grazing livestock on cover crops.

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Prairie Filter Strips

Research shows planting dense, diverse and deep-rooted strips of prairie next to corn and soybean fields has multiple environmental benefits.

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Driftless Region Conservation Partnership

The USDA NRCS, Sand County Foundation, and other partners are combining forces to address conservation issues in the Driftless Area of Wisconsin.

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