Environment

Local Highlights

April 6, 2020

We take serving Iowans seriously, which is why we are prioritizing the health and safety of our community and staff, and closing our office to the public until further notice. If you have any needs or would like to confirm information or programming, please call our office at 319-267-2707 or email xbulter@iastate.edu.

Thank you for your understanding in this unprecedented time.

April 1, 2020

 Check out our disaster recovery resources page HEREThis includes resources for COVID-19, Drought, Fire, Flooding, and Severe Weather. 

A Quick Reference to Butler County ResidentsBe sure to check out all the links at "Resources from ISU Extension" on this page for more information. 

Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR)

Iowa Dept. of Ag & Land Stewardship (IDALS) - your source for pesticide information, soil conservation, water quality regulations

ISU Wildlife - find staff to contact with your wildlife questions

ISU Entomology - What's bugging you?  Look on this page under"Iowa Insect Information"

Trees Forever

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

Statewide Resources

  • Publications and resources covering fish farming to pond management.

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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