Hitting the “Easy Button” on Conservation Practices

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Preventing nutrient loss and improving water quality go hand-in-glove. But actually implementing conservation practices like tile drainage treatment systems or bioreactors? Now that can be tough.

A smiling man looks up from a muddy pit as water flows from a tile drain above him.

John Swanson is in the thick of it in a pit below a tile drain. Photo courtesy of John Swanson.

Listen as John Swanson, Water Resources Supervisor in Polk County, IA, describes how his team has used a “batch-and-build” method of getting conservation practices from concept to completion. With this method, John and his team have increased adoption of saturated buffers and bioreactors by 600%. Find out how you, too, can “hit the easy button” on conservation practices.

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