Environment

Local Highlights

Linn County Celebrating 100 Years 1915-2015
January 14, 2015

During 2015 we're celebrating 100 years of extension work in Linn County!

Rights of Way workshop March 18 Cedar Rapids Kirkwood
February 17, 2015

Join us at Kirkwood Community College on March 18th in Cedar Rapids for this day long workshop.

linn county master gardener garden classes ladd library cedar rapids iowa
January 28, 2015

Join us for a class during March at the Ladd Library in Cedar Rapids.  Topics include Ash Tree Alternatives, Daylilies, Weigelas and more.

http://www.extension.iastate.edu/content/whatever-future-holds
December 18, 2014

We invite you to watch this feel-good, short video from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach...

great gifts for gardeners Cedar Rapids Marion Iowa
December 16, 2014

Gardening gifts available for a limited time: Whimsy - 2015 Garden calendar and the Getting Your Hands and Feet Wet Again gardening handbook!

Extension supports healthy environments. We help enhance the value of Iowa’s agricultural industry and protect the state’s natural resources.

Extension publications on
Environmental Issues 

 

Pest Management & the Environment Web site

 

Statewide Resources

  • Tree identification, care and maintenance, and timber management resources.

  • Educating people about Iowa's wildlife resources so that Iowans can make informed decisions that impact wildlife and their habitats.

  • Publications and resources covering fish farming to pond management.

  • Establishing watershed groups in impaired sub-watersheds throughout Iowa implemented through partnerships of farmers, extension specialists, Iowa State University Extension and agencies at the state and local level.

  • Providing Iowans with an independent, authoritative voice on water resource issues affecting Iowa.

  • Building institutional partnerships and increasing the capacity of citizens, educators, agencies and community leaders to better address water quality concerns.

  • A management approach for environmental enhancement of intensively modified agricultural landscapes.

  • Iowa Learning Farms is building a Culture of Conservation, calling attention to the importance of improved water and soil quality through conservation farming practices.

  • Research-based information and current Extension and Research projects on tillage and cropping systems, soil carbon sequestration, residue management, and cover crops.

  • Developing new ways to farm profitably while conserving natural resources.

  • Information on Pesticide Applicator Training, Integrated Pest Management, and related environmental programs.

  • Comprehensive information on manure management, research and application for Iowa.

  • Providing extension services on topics such as water quality and pollution control, hydrology and drainage, and remote sensing and modeling.

  • The Iowa Soil and Land Use site provides data related to the agricultural and non-agricultural uses of Iowa land to help you determine the right use for your soil.

  • Find resources on soil nutrients, nutrient management, soil sampling and testing, interpretations and recommendations.

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

Agriculture and Natural Resources has to many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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