Ecosystem Services


Using EDDMapS to understand Future Invasive Species of the MidwestMidwest Invasive Plant Network

In this webinar, Clair Ryan, Midwest Invasive Plant Network (MIPN) Coordinator, discusses MIPN’s work, what dictates plant distribution and spreading potential, climate modeling for the …

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REGAIN Office Hours: Organizing for Food & Climate Justice in FloridaFlorida Food Policy Council

Erica Hall, Board Chair of the Florida Food Policy Council and longtime advocate for climate justice, social equity, and economic resilience, shares the Florida Food Policy Council’s work in community organizing for climate change resilience.

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Grazing Public Lands 101Pasture Project

This four-part series is from a two-day virtual convening hosted by the Pasture Project and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) on grazing public lands.

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COMET Farm and Carbon Farm PlanningQuivira Coalition

Haley Nagle, Outreach & Education Specialist and Data Analyst with COMET Farm Team, and Lynette Niebrugge, Associate Director of Education and Training with Carbon Cycle …

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Expanding Regenerative GrazingPasture Project

The Expanding Regenerative Grazing is an interactive resource that uses maps of land use, nutrient loss, and farm trends to show some problems of conventional …

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Farmers’ Guide to Solar and Wind Energy in MinnesotaFarmers Legal Action Group & Minnesota Farmers Union

Wondering if wind and solar energy are right for your farm? Or how to go about installing and producing renewable energy on a large scale? …

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AgriVoltaics: Solar Energy on Dairy FarmsSustainable Farming Association (SFA), Brad Heins, Kirsten Sharpe, Eric Buchanan, Mike Reese

Brad Heins, researcher with the University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center, discusses the potential to offset fossil fuel dependence via ground mounted …

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Producer-led Group Roadmap: Finding Success in Farmer-Led Watershed OrganizationsWI DATCAP, Farmers for Sustainable Food, & The Nature Conservancy

Guided by steps taken by successful existing producer-led groups, the roadmap provides nine sections on how to establish a farmer-led watershed organization that works towards …

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Field Walkover Guide: A practical on farm conservation toolAmber Radatz, Callie Herron, Kevan Klingberg, Todd Prill, Discovery Farms Wisconsin

The guide emphasizes the how visual assessments on farm are useful in gauging potential for erosion and is broken into three categories: no signs of …

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Climate Change SeriesMOSES Organic Farming Podcast

In planning the 2022 MOSES conference, climate change was identified as a major concern for farmers. This three part series includes talks on climate change …

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Digital Cafe Webinar SeriesSoil Health Nexus

The Soil Health Nexus Digital Cafe Webinar Series is a collection of monthly webinars talking all things soil health. Each webinar consists of a main …

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Understanding AgroforestrySavanna Institute

This collection of infographics describes five USDA recognized agroforestry practices: windbreaks, silvopasture, riparian buffers, forest farming, and alley cropping. Each infographic outlines the benefits, challenges, …

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REGAIN Office Hours: Mississippi River Resilience InitiativeREGAIN

Trevor Russell and Erin Meier share their work on the Mississippi River Restoration & Resilience Initiative (MRRRI). MRRI works to advance river-related policy and funding opportunities at the federal level by aiming to strengthen community resilience to climate change and reduce flood risk by restoring floodplains, riverine wetlands, delta and coastal wetlands, and backwaters.

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REGAIN Office Hours: Landowner Leadership on Climate in the Upper MidwestSharing Our Roots

Teresa Opheim, Project Director of Climate Land Leaders with Sharing Our Roots, shares her work to bring landowners together to help tackle the climate crisis by establishing conservation goals for their land.

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REGAIN Office Hours: Monroe County Climate Change Task ForceMonroe County Land Conservation Department

Bob Micheel, Monroe County Land Conservation Department Director, shares his work on the Climate Change Task Force with Monroe County in Wisconsin.

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REGAIN Office Hours: Dr. Randy JacksonUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Randy Jackson of University of Wisconsin-Madison through key questions related to regenerative ag and soil carbon – what are the opportunities to build soil, what are the challenges, and how do we shift away from paradigm of soil mining?

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REGAIN Office Hours: Audubon Conservation RanchingNational Audubon Society

Marshall Johnson shares Audubon’s pioneering work on the market-based Conservation Ranching Program which brings farmers, ranchers, retailers and consumers together with grasslands, herds and birds into win-win alignment.

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REGAIN Office Hour: Green Lands Blue Waters Continuous Living CoverREGAIN

Green Lands Blue Waters, along with co-hosts RuralAdvantage and Savanna Institute, discuss examples of leveraging NRCS funds to implement and support Continuous Living Cover (CLC) practices like perennial forage and alley cropping.

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REGAIN Office Hours: Research on Regenerative AgREGAIN

Dr. Jonathan Lundgren discusses his research and education programs on assessing the ecological risk of pest management strategies and developing long-term solutions for regenerative food systems.⠀

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REGAIN Office Hours: Oh The Places Carbon Can Go!REGAIN

Dr. Jasmine Dillon and Dr. Megan Machmuller get in the weeds of soil carbon science and the potential for regenerative grazing to sequester carbon.

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Pasture Management Online CourseWI School for Beginning Dairy & Livestock Farmers

The pasture management course is a training program in basic cool-season pasture management and guides the creation of a personalized pasture management plan.

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Wisconsin Grazing Resource LibraryUW-Madison Extension

This resource library consists of grazing resources curated by UW Madison Division of Extension.

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Conservation Grazing: An Opportunity for Land Trusts and Conservation OrganizationsPasture Project

Justin Pepper, formerly of the Audubon Society, details how conservation organizations can use grazing to further their goals and why it is such an effective conservation tool.

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Grazing Cover Crop Video TutorialsPasture Project

This video tutorial series on grazing cover crops features a set of 14 videos with expert tips and advice from farmers and adaptive grazing expert, Dr. Allen Williams. The videos cover everything from the benefits of cover crops to fencing and watering systems to animal nutrition when grazing cover crops.

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Research Report: Soil Compaction in Grazed Cover Crop FieldsPractical Farmers of Iowa

This report details the results of a four year research project on the economic and soil health benefits of livestock grazing on cover crops

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