Literature

 

Welcome to the literature area of the FIC Web site. Here you will find a collection of articles, books, fact sheets and technical memos, reports and studies related to saving farm and ranch land and supporting agriculture. You can filter by state, topic and/or type of document ("category"). Use the Search feature to conduct a more refined search.

Title: Conservation and Communities: The Challenge of the Future
Publisher: Norm Berg
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From a speech given at the State Resource Conservation Workshop for Youth in Clemson, South Carolina.

Date: Wednesday, June 19, 1968 , Author: Norman A. Berg , Page Numbers: 14
Nid: 31309
Title: Conservation and Congress
Publisher: Norm Berg
Body:

From a speech given at a public policy seminar for USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service executives in Washington, DC.

Date: Thursday, April 22, 2004 , Author: Norman A. Berg , Page Numbers: 11
Nid: 34543
Title: Conservation and Land Use Planning Under Massachusetts’ Chapter 61 Laws: A Primer for Cities, Towns and Conservation Organizations
Publisher: Athol, MA: Mount Grace Land Trust
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The information presented in this booklet is designed to explain how municipalities and conservation organizations can use Chapter 61 laws to protect important natural resources in their communities. The report advises cities and towns facing conversions of classified lands in the evaluation and potential acquisition of the properties.

Date: Thursday, November 1, 2007 , Author: Stacey Francese and Jay Rasku , Page Numbers: 53
Nid: 1983910768
Title: Conservation and the 2007 Farm Bill
Publisher: Washington, DC: Congressional Research Service , Publication Name: CRS Report
Body:

This report introduces some of the issues that are influencing the development of a conservation title in the 2007 farm bill. It then reviews the contents of the House Agriculture Committee's discusion draft and more briefly summarizes provisions in some of the other bills that have been introduced (H.R. 1551, S. 919, H.R. 1600, and H.R. 1766). The committee draft would provide more modest increases in funding for conservation programs than many of the alternative conservation bills are calling for, add some new freestanding conservation initiatives in areas such as working cooperativley and using market-based approaches, add new topics--forest management and invasive species, for example--to some existing programs, and reauthorize all expiring conservation programs. The other three bills discussed in this report include large conservation sections and would make more substantial changes to some conservation programs, while providing more funding to the conservation effort.

Date: Monday, July 16, 2007 , Author: Jeffrey A. Zinn , Page Numbers: 18
Nid: 34623
Title: Conservation Capital: Sources of Public Funding for Land Conservation
Publisher: Washington, DC: The Wilderness Society
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The guide first discusses a variety of federal conservation funding programs and their requirements for participation. Many of these programs have a special focus on protecting wetlands, scarce wildlife habitat, urban watersheds, undeveloped coastline, or farmland. Although not all of these programs are devoted entirely or specifically to fee and easement purchase, they may well prove valuable in an overall strategy that includes participation by federal, state, tribal, and local governments, non-profit conservation organizations and land trusts, and private interests -- from industry and small businesses to foundations and individual donors. Appendix B contains information on the Fiscal Year 2003 appropriations for each of these programs, sources of funding, allocation of funds, typical project grant size, and special purposes.

The guide then summarizes state and local funding options, including notable innovative projects.

Date: Thursday, January 1, 2004 , Author: Ann Ingerson , Page Numbers: 50
Nid: 29879
Title: Conservation Change and Challenge
Publisher: Norm Berg
Body:

From a speech given at the Kiwanis Club in Boise, Idaho.

Date: Tuesday, July 26, 1966 , Author: Norman A. Berg , Page Numbers: 11
Nid: 31310
Title: Conservation Change and Challenge (speech given in Idaho)
Publisher: Norm Berg
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Speech given at the State Work Unit Conservationists' Conference in Boise, Idaho.

Date: Thursday, July 28, 1966 , Author: Norman A. Berg , Page Numbers: 6
Nid: 31313
Title: Conservation Change and Challenge (speech given in Kentucky)
Publisher: Norm Berg
Body:

From a speech given at the State-Wide Conference of Work Unit Conservationists, Engineers and Soil Scientists, Soil Conservation Service in Lexington, Kentucky.

Date: Wednesday, June 15, 1966 , Author: Norman A. Berg , Page Numbers: 7
Nid: 31346
Title: Conservation Change and Challenge (speech given in Maryland)
Publisher: Norm Berg
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From a speech given at the annual meeting of the Maryland Association of Soil Conservation Districts in College Park, Maryland.

Date: Wednesday, January 5, 1966 , Author: Norman A. Berg , Page Numbers: 25
Nid: 31347
Title: Conservation Change and Challenge (speech given in New Hampshire)
Publisher: Norm Berg
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From a speech given at the Woodland Workshop in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Date: Friday, October 14, 1966 , Author: Norman A. Berg , Page Numbers: 9
Nid: 31311
Title: Conservation Change and Challenge (speech given in Oklahoma)
Publisher: Norm Berg
Body:

From a speech given at the Program Planning Leadership Course at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma.

Date: Thursday, February 9, 1967 , Author: Norman A. Berg , Page Numbers: 14
Nid: 31348
Title: Conservation Change and Challenge (speech given in Tennessee)
Publisher: Norm Berg
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Speech given at the regional winter area meeting of the Tennessee Association of Conservation Districts in Cookesville, Tennessee.

Date: Thursday, March 3, 1966 , Author: Norman A. Berg , Page Numbers: 2
Nid: 31312
Title: Conservation Changes and Challenges
Publisher: Norman A. Berg
Body:

From an address at the 22nd Annual Convention of the Georgia Association of Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors in Macon, Georgia.

Date: Monday, December 6, 1965 , Author: Norman A. Berg , Page Numbers: 16
Nid: 32129
Title: Conservation Changes and Challenges (speech given in New York)
Publisher: Norm Berg
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From a speech given at the annual meeting of the New York Soil and Water Conservation Districts Association in Utica, New York.

Date: Thursday, December 2, 1965 , Author: Norman A. Berg , Page Numbers: 33
Nid: 31349
Title: Conservation Cropping Systems: An Impactful Long-term Strategy for Achieving Illinois' Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy Goals
Publisher: DeKalb, IL: American Farmland Trust
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The following paper from American Farmland Trust (AFT) advocates for promoting the voluntary implementation of Conservation Cropping Systems (CCS) to improve agricultural soils as the first line of defense to protect water quality as Illinois implements its Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy (NLRS).

Date: Monday, April 4, 2016 , Author: Ann Sorensen, Mike Baise, Jen Filipiak , Page Numbers: 32
Nid: 1983911531
Title: Conservation Easement Stewardship Program - Minnesota Land Trust
Publisher: Washington, DC: American Farmland Trust , Publication Name: Easement Stewardship Roundtable White Papers
Body:

Conservation easements are coming under increased scrutiny from Congress and the Internal Revenue Service. Pressure is intensifying on easement holders to guarantee monitoring and enforcement of easements in perpetuity.

Against this backdrop, AFT convened a roundtable meeting on March 21, 2005, with support from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to examine easement stewardship programs around the country. Land trust representatives, NRCS staff, local and state farmland protection program representatives and Land Trust Alliance (LTA) staff attended the meeting. A follow-up session based on the roundtable discussion is planned for the 2005 LTA Rally. The following white papers, which describe participants' easement stewardship programs, are available on the FIC Web site:

1. Reducing the Cost of Conservation Easement Stewardship by Engaging Landowners in Easement Compliance Self-Certification – Land Trust of Virginia
2. Conservation Easement Stewardship Program – Minnesota Land Trust
3. Easement Stewardship for Landscape Scale Conservation Easements – Legacy Partners, LLC
4. Vermont Land Trust Stewardship Systems
5. Easement Stewardship Systems – Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust
6. Easement Stewardship – Delaware Agricultural Lands Preservation Foundation
7. Comprehensive Stewardship in the Upper Snake River Valley – Teton Regional Land Trust

Date: Monday, March 21, 2005 , Author: Jane Prohaska , Page Numbers: 16
Nid: 30125
Title: Conservation in the Farm Bill: New and Expanded Programs
Publisher: Northampton, MA: American Farmland Trust , Publication Name: Connection , Date: Tuesday, April 1, 2003 , Author: Beth Holtzman , Page Numbers: 6,7
Nid: 29043
Title: Conservation in the Years Ahead
Publisher: Norman A. Berg
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From a speech given at the annual meeting of the Colorado Association of Soil Conservation Districts in Denver, Colorado.

Date: Thursday, January 5, 1967 , Author: Norman A. Berg , Page Numbers: 5
Nid: 31350
Title: Conservation Is Progress
Publisher: Norman A. Berg
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From a speech given at the meeting of the Kentucky Council of Chapters of the Soil Conservation Society of America in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Date: Friday, June 5, 1970 , Author: Norman A. Berg , Page Numbers: 23
Nid: 31351
Title: Conservation Issues and the Soil Conservation Service Program
Publisher: Norman A. Berg
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From a speech given at the Soil Conservation Service New York AC/State Staff Conference in Long Island, New York.

Date: Monday, October 17, 1977 , Author: Norman A. Berg , Page Numbers: 8
Nid: 31354

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