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Advancing Soil Health Through Agricultural Conservation Easements and Referenced Plans

This webinar is part of American Farmland Trust’s Soil Health Stewards Virtual Training held for entities in Maryland, Ohio, and Pennsylvania on September 8, 9, & 10, 2021. The purpose of this session is to deepen understanding of how soil health is addressed in NRCS conservation plans/planning, how management and conservation plans can be used as a tool to engage landowners and producers around soil health, how leases can be used by non-operating landowners to encourage or incentivize practices that improve soil health, and the pros and cons of using easement deed terms and conditions to achieve conservation objectives.

Presenters include:

  • Dan Ludwig, State Resource Conservationist, PA NRCS Office
  • Mary Chambers, Agriculture Specialist, Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District
  • Steph Tavares-Buhler, Senior Acquisition Specialist, Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District
  • Sarah Everhart, Senior Research Associate and Legal Specialist, Carey School of Law, University of Maryland

 

Author / Presenter
Dan Ludwig, Mary Chambers, Steph Tavares-Buhler, Sarah Everhart
Date published
September 08, 2021
Publisher / Host
Northampton, MA: American Farmland Trust
Media Type
Webinars
State
National

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