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Title: Natural Resources Conservation Service: Backyard Conservation
Url: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/?ss=16&navtype=BROWSE...
Publisher: United States. Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Description: The Natural Resources Conservation Service, a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has a feature on their website on backyard conservation. Conservation practices used on agricultural land throughout the country have been adapted for the smaller scale of backyards. Not only can visitors download and print out a 28-page booklet in English or Spanish, but they can also download and print out eight tip sheets on backyard conservation. Information on how to order the free above-mentioned material, through the mail, is also provided. Using the link in the middle of the page, "See More Tips and Topics on Backyard Conservation", visitors can read over 30 archived tips and topics, including "Invite a Toad to Dinner", "Selecting the Right Tree", and "Dream Yard". For teachers, the link "Backyard Conservation Lesson Plans" in the middle of the page provides a variety of lesson plans. Some of the lessons included are "Team Flight", which is about birds; "Growing Native", which is about native plant communities; and "Backyard Conservation and Local Laws", which is about how community laws may help or hinder backyard conservation efforts. A mock city council hearing is the final activity of the lesson.
LC Classification: Agriculture -- Agriculture (General) -- Conservation of natural resources
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Natural history (General) -- Nature conservation. Landscape protection. Biological diversity conservation. Endangered species and ecosystems (General). Habitat conservation. Ecosystem management. Conservation biology -- Periodicals, societies, congresses, serial publications
GEM Subject: Science -- Biological and life sciences
Science -- Ecology
Science -- Agriculture
Key Concept: Biology
Ecology -- Conservation
Ecology -- Soils
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Reading Materials
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Spanish
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2009-07-15 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2011-08-09 17:36:02 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: Internet Scout
Source: Scout Archives  Scout Archives
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