Promoting Conservation

CTIC promotes conservation practices by raising awareness of the benefits of conservation, providing detailed information on successful implementation of practices, and sharing perspective on the needs and real-world challenges facing farmers trying to protect soil, water and air quality as well as their economic sustainability.

Watershed Success Forums

Working with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) through the National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI), CTIC is identifying successful watershed management activities that engage landowners, farmers, and the broader public to protect water quality. Five forums in five states are yielding a guide for NRCS, partners and stakeholders on organizing local watershed groups and creating successful watershed products. The guide, being prepared by Dr. Linda Prokopy of Purdue University in collaboration with CTIC, will be released in the fall of 2019.

NARS Water Quality Spotlights

With EPA and other partners, CTIC identifies leaders in conservation farming practices and shares their successes with farmers and other stakeholders around the country. We work with media to tell the stories of farmers finding economic and ecological benefits from protecting water quality in our nation's lakes, streams, and coastal environments, and collect insight on a special, dedicated portion of our website.