NRCS http://hppr.org en Ogallala Aquifer Initiative: Good Soil Health Practices Benefit Playas http://hppr.org/post/ogallala-aquifer-initiative-good-soil-health-practices-benefit-playas <p>Playa wetlands benefit from practices that result in good soil health. The Natural Resources Conservation Service says there are four principles to improving soil health:</p><p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 05:01:00 +0000 Dale Bolton 29005 at http://hppr.org Ogallala Aquifer Initiative: Good Soil Health Practices Benefit Playas NRCS Ogallala Aquifer Initiative: Nebraska Landowner Story http://hppr.org/post/nrcs-ogallala-aquifer-initiative-nebraska-landowner-story <p></p><p>Jerry Stevens enrolled in the Rainwater-Basin Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program, which restores and protects wetlands in fields under production by allowing center pivots to cross the rainwater basins. It's win-win. The program protects a wetland, and allows the producer to farm the circle around it.</p><p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 06:01:00 +0000 Dale Bolton 25037 at http://hppr.org NRCS Ogallala Aquifer Initiative: Nebraska Landowner Story NRCS Ogallala Aquifer Initiative: Kansas Producers Self-regulate Water Use http://hppr.org/post/nrcs-ogallala-aquifer-initiative-kansas-producers-self-regulate-water-use <p></p><p>New legislation in Kansas makes it possible for producers to work within water conservation districts to create Locally Enhanced Management Areas (LEMAs) and agree among themselves how much groundwater use they can curtail. Brad Oelke talks about the first LEMA, which began in January 2013, and how NRCS may be able to help irrigators reduce consumption.</p><p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 06:01:00 +0000 Dale Bolton 25032 at http://hppr.org NRCS Ogallala Aquifer Initiative: Kansas Producers Self-regulate Water Use