Five Years In: An Update on the Conservation Practices’ Research & Results

To dive into the latest research and results from the Ohio Demonstration Farm sites, take a look at our 2021 Project Update.

What you’ll find inside:

  • Ohio’s Water Quality Problem
  • About the Blanchard River Demonstration Farms Network
  • How to Improve Quality through Reliable Conservation Practices
  • The Impact of the Blanchard River Demonstration Farms Network
  • New Satellite Research Sites Added
  • Latest Research, Resources, and Tools
  • What’s Ahead for the Blanchard River Demonstration Farms Network
  • How to Implement Conservation Practices to Reach Your Land Management Goals
  • The Demonstration Farm Families and their Conservation Practices

Wetland Conservation

Through NRCS assistance, wetlands can be created, enhanced, or restored. Wetlands are essential components of healthy watersheds because they encourage habitat variability and increase biodiversity. They also provide essential ecosystem services such as processing nutrients, improving water quality, and replenishing groundwater supplies.

Grand Lake St Marys Wetlands Update 2020

GLSM wetlands have been monitored for nutrients and sediment weekly since 2017 in an effort to improve our understanding of their importance for both the local community and beyond. In GLSM, wetland acreage is expected to rise in the future as additional wetland treatment systems are already in the planning and implementation stages.

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Grand Lake St Marys Wetlands Update 2019

Wetlands are essential components of healthy watersheds because they improve water quality by sequestering nutrients and reducing runoff rates, provide habitat for wildlife by increasing habitat variability, improve groundwater conditions by providing recharge points, and enhance public resources use potential by providing increased opportunities for recreation and education.

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Wetlands Restoration at Grand Lake St Marys, Ohio

The Demo Farms team meets up with water quality researcher and professor, Dr. Stephen J. Jacquemin of Wright State University Lake Campus to discuss the wetlands restoration project at Grand Lake St Marys in Ohio. We go over what wetlands are, how they improve water quality, and how farmers or landowners can develop their own wetland.