Oklahoma delisting of impaired Pond Creek

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Resource Concern: Pond Creek is a 60-mile-long stream in Grant County in north central Oklahoma (Figure 1). Land use in the 198,000-acre watershed is primarily cultivated cropland with corn, wheat, sorghum and soybean production. About a third of the watershed is pasture for cattle production. Poor grazing land and cropland management contributed to excess sedimentation, […]

Restore New Mexico Initiative Improves 3.5 Million Acres

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Resource Concern: New Mexico’s range-based natural resource concerns include invasive species encroachment, degraded and overgrazed grasslands, unhealthy woodlands, and compromised riparian areas. Just over fifteen years ago, the state and its private landowners said “enough” and banded together to make meaningful change on the New Mexican range. Solution: Restore New Mexico is an aggressive conservation […]

Great Plains Windbreak Initiative

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Extreme and hazardous winds have left farming and livestock operations in some of the most fertile parts of the United States – the Great Plains – vulnerable to erosion. As many of the region’s producers know all too well, erosion negatively affects the soil’s ability to store water and nutrients, effectively lowering the overall quality […]

Greenspace creation at Long Branch Baptist Church

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Resource Concern: When Pastor Sean Dogan arrived at Longbranch Baptist Church, located in an under served community, the area was filled with dilapidated shotgun houses and was a magnet for crime. The Church purchased land and a total of 33 houses, which needed to be removed. Longbranch Baptist worked with the local fire department to […]

Removing Agricultural and Residential Bacteria Sources Improves Upper Marshyhope Creek

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Resource Concern: Removing Agricultural and Residential Bacteria Sources Improves Upper Marshyhope Creek Nonpoint source pollution, including direct discharges from failing septic systems and nutrient pollution in agricultural runoff contributed to elevated bacteria counts in upper Marshyhope Creek. As a result, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) added a 19.7-mile segment of […]

Poultry Integrators Reduce Bacteria Loads

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Resource Concern: Collaborative Efforts by Poultry Integrators Reduce Bacteria Loads Runoff from agriculture operations and leaking septic systems contributed high levels of bacteria to the Little Assawoman Bay watershed, causing the bay to violate bacteria water quality standards. In response, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) added the three-square-mile Little Assawoman […]

Abbott’s Mill Pond Restoration

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Resource Concern: Controlling Nonpoint Source Pollution from Agricultural Areas Restores Abbott’s Mill Pond Runoff from agricultural and residential areas caused high bacteria levels in Delaware’s Abbott’s Mill Pond. As a result, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and  Environmental Control (DNREC) added the pond to the 1998 Clean Water Act (CWA) section 303(d) list of […]

Dead Tiger/Orphan Creek Water Quality Improvement

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Resource Concern: The Dead Tiger/Orphan Creek watershed is located in Hancock County in south Mississippi and spans approximately 25,146 acres (Figure 1). The watershed is comprised of approximately 44 percent pasture land, 54 percent timber land, and two percent wetlands, urban, and other. Orphan Creek is part of the Upper Jourdan River Drainage Area that […]

Magees Creek Waterbody Improvement

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Resource Concern: The Magees Creek watershed (Figure 1) covers approximately 143,000 acres in Walthall, Marion and Lawrence counties in southern Mississippi. Magees Creek flows in a southwesterly direction from its headwaters north of Darbun, Mississippi, to the mouth at the Bogue Chitto River. The current land uses in the watershed include pasture (57 percent), forest […]