Amazon Rainforest Census

In an effort to create and support more effective conservation policies, Brazil recently announced its plan to conduct a large scale census of the Amazon Rainforest, called the National Forest Inventory. Scientists and policy makers need accurate data about the rainforest ecosystem in order to assess its health and address its specific needs. As the […]

Bringing Conservation to the Local Level

The USDA’s Conservation Stewardship Program reached a milestone earlier this week.  In four years, conservationists have registered 50 million acres of land in this voluntary program, which helps farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners participate and succeed in conservation efforts.   Through the CSP,the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service provides funding and technical support to eligible producers […]