Living on the Land: Teaching Small Acreage Owners to Conserve Their Natural Resources

Project Overview

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 1999: $80,400.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2002
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $29,060.00
Region: Western
State: Nevada
Principal Investigator:
Susan Donaldson
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Additional Plants: native plants, ornamentals


  • Animal Production: manure management, pasture fertility, pasture renovation, preventive practices, grazing - rotational, feed/forage
  • Crop Production: organic fertilizers
  • Education and Training: technical assistance, extension
  • Natural Resources/Environment: grass waterways, habitat enhancement, riparian buffers, riverbank protection, soil stabilization, wetlands, wildlife
  • Pest Management: cultural control, integrated pest management, physical control, precision herbicide use, mulching - vegetative, weed ecology
  • Production Systems: holistic management
  • Soil Management: composting, organic matter, soil analysis, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: urban agriculture, urban/rural integration, sustainability measures
    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.