Ponds are incredibly special acreage features, offering opportunities for agritourism, water quality, a landscape centerpiece and much more.
With spring coming in a few months, it is refreshing to plan to create or improve water resources for wildlife. A clean water source is a key element in creating a wildlife-friendly acreage. A bird bath or pond, also creates and aesthetically pleasing element that is a great place to sit back and enjoy life.
Whether you are a new acreage owner or have enjoyed a lifetime in the country, chances are you are one of the many acreage landowners who have never heard of the Natural Resources Conservation Service. While we help farmers with larger scale conservation issues and livestock management concerns, many of the same principles can be applied at the acreage level.