Publications
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What's the value of soil health for nutrient management in Virginia
USDA-ARS
In this publication, Dr. Alan Franzluebbers of USDA-ARS evaluates research findings on nutrient management and soil health in Virginia. The general findings highlight that reducing nitrogen rates may not reduce yields but can improve economic returns.
Article
https://79d7402e-55d8-49ff-b186-6ebd3272e9e4.usrfiles.com/ugd/79d740_7b595094a48540a8b636e09bad098442.pdf
Conquest of the Land Through Seven Thousand Years
USDA-NRCS
This publication by Dr. W.C. Lowdermilk, former Assistant Chief of the U.S. Soil Conservation service, unearths lost wisdom and shares lessons on what might be gleaned from history in response to the Dust Bowl.
Bulletin
https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb1043789.pdf
Bay Restoration Practices
Chesapeake Stormwater Network
Everything you need to know about the practices that can help meet the Chesapeake Bay TMDL pollution reduction goals. BMP Expert Panel reports, archived webcasts and easy to read fact sheets all in one place!
Resource Page
https://chesapeakestormwater.net/bmp-resources/
Chesterfield County Grass Roots Program
Chesterfield Parks & Recreation
Grass Roots offers residents the opportunity to learn about and remedy specific problems contributing to your lawn’s current condition.
Guide
https://www.chesterfield.gov/461/Get-A-Healthier-Lawn-With-Grass-Roots
The Natural Communities of Virginia Classification of Ecological Groups and Community Types
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
Here you will find detailed information on more than 300 natural communities found in Virginia.
Web Resource
https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/natural-heritage/natural-communities/
Plant Virginia Natives
Pant Virginia Natives Marketing Partnership
Resources identifying plants native to Virginia and a place to start for guidance about landscaping with Virginia’s native plants.
Website
https://www.plantvirginianatives.org/
Conservation Landscaping Guidelines
Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council
The following elements represent the practice of conservation landscaping. By implementing these practices, you can contribute to the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and improve the region’s water and air quality.
Guide
https://www.chesapeakelandscape.org/resources/the-eight-essential-elements/
Residential Resources
Thomas Jefferson SWCD
Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District collection of resource publications.
Resource Library
https://www.tjswcd.org/resources/residential-resources/
Virginia Conservation Assistance Program
VA SWCD
An urban cost-share program that provides financial incentives and technical and educational assistance to property owners installing eligible Best Management Practices in Virginia’s participating Soil and Water Conservation Districts.
Assistance Program
https://vaswcd.org/vcap
Rain Gardens
USDA-NRCS
A guide on how to design and plant a rain garden in your yard!
Guide
https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/nrcs142p2_011366.pdf