Backyard Conservation


We can all take the time to be good stewards in our own backyards to improve wildlife habitat and water quality. We offer the following booklets and/or fact sheets with suggestions and guidelines for use in your own yard. Free in limited quantities.

  • Landscaping Education Packet for Homeowners: 10 page packet with information on water quality and water conservation, native plants, benefits of trees, proper mulching technique, soil testing, alternative pesticides, etc.,
  • Conserving Soil and Water with Mulches
  • How Green Is Your Yard?
  • Backyard Conservation – 28 page full color guidance from NRCS on bringing conservation from the countryside to your backyard (also available in Spanish)
  • Conservation Plants of the Northeast
  • The Benefits of Trees
  • Three Planting
  • Do You Know What’s Growing in Your Backyard – Native vs. invasive plants
  • Water Conservation
  • Wildlife Habitat

Contact Holly Reynolds at to order.