Computer technology helps guide conservation practices

The Southfork Watershed Alliance looks forward to celebrating its 20th year by sharing something called the ACPF computerized conservation planning tool with area landowners.

It is another layer of high technology, which helps landowners pick among various conservation practices and predict their chances of success on a very specific parcel of land.

When a situation seems too big and complicated to get a grip on – enter the computer.

An introductory session on the project is set for March 15 in conjunction with the North Central Iowa Crop and Land Stewardship Clinic in Iowa Falls.

The Southfork Watershed Alliance is a largely farmer-member organization, now two decades here in Hardin County. It has been involved in a wide range of university and government studies and trials focusing on the vast drainage area incorporating much of western Hardin County.

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