Indiana Conservation Partnership


Water Quality on the Farm, Home and in Woodlands

IDNR-Woodland Management
Good timber management makes woodlands productive, provides wildlife habitat and protects water and soil quality.  Learn more about the benefits of snags in your woodland.

Indiana Natural Resources Conservation Service
Silviculture is the theory and practice of managing a forest to maintain and enhance its productivity based upon the objectives of its owner and the ecological capabilities of the land. To get the most out of your property to meet your wildlife, recreational, aesthetic or economic goals, some type of regular management will be necessary.

Conservation Planning (PDF):
The Natural Resources Conservation Service and your local Soil and Water Conservation District can help you put together a conservation plan tailored for your farm. Your plan is the starting point for managing the natural resources on your farm while maintaining productive capacity and meeting individual goals and objectives.

Indiana Division of Natural Resources (IDNR) – Division of Water provides these brochures on well construction and well abandonment.

The Indiana Department of Health provides information on well water quality and testing.

Purdue Forage Management
Well managed pastures can improve animal health and performance, increase profitability, and enhance wildlife habitat while protecting water quality.

Indiana NRCS Pasture and Grazing Management
NRCS promotes prescribed grazing and improved forage management by providing technical assistance to private landowners.

Other Conservation Resources for Farm/Woodland Owners to Take Advantage of: