Backyard conservation practices are easy and most are inexpensive. Activities can be done by individuals and families, and many practices can be adapted to community gardens, schools and other public places.
The nation's farmers have worked at protecting soil and water resources for more than 70 years. The Backyard Conservation materials share successful conservation practice ideas with non-farm neighbors.
We encourage you to use in your own backyard some of the same soil conservation, water quality, wildlife habitat and natural resource protection practices farmers have been installing on their farms.