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Conservation Outcomes Webinar Series

The bi-monthly Conservation Outcomes Webinar Series provides key findings, data, and tools to support producers and partners in pursuing voluntary conservation efforts across the nation's working lands. 

Access Conservation Outcomes Webinars

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) hosts one-hour virtual webinars during even-numbered months. These webinars feature scientists and other subject matter experts speaking on a diversity of topics related to voluntary conservation efforts on working lands.

You may subscribe to receive emails with information on upcoming Conservation Outcomes Webinars. Enter your email address here, then select the "Conservation Outcomes" topic under Conservation.

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Forest Management and Water Yield: Tool Development and Synthesis of Outcomes for Embedded Wetlands

Wetlands provide a suite of ecosystem services, including fish and wildlife habitat, microclimate regulation, nutrient and sediment capture and storage, water storage to reduce flooding, and carbon storage with resulting benefits for climate change mitigation. The scope of these services may be significantly affected by surrounding land cover, including variations in forest density and canopy leaf area.

On April 27 at 1:00 p.m. eastern, Dr. Esther Lee and Dr. Katie Glodzik from the University of Florida School of Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatic Sciences will present recent findings on the influence of upland forest management on wetland and landscape-scale hydrologic functions and associated ecosystem services. Findings may be used to inform management practices that increase water yield, improve wetland functions, and support targeted wetlands restoration efforts in the future. While the focus of this presentation is on geographically isolated wetlands in Coastal Plain pine forests, trends may be leveraged to inform management of a diversity of wetlands landscapes.

No registration is required. You may access the webinar via Microsoft Teams shortly before 1:00 p.m. eastern on April 27 by clicking "Join April 27 Webinar," below. Please note, users on smartphones may need to download Microsoft Teams in advance.

You may also join via audio only:

Phone Number: 202-650-0123
Phone Conference ID: 329 641 614#

February 23 Conservation Outcomes Webinar Resources

You may download the below resources associated with the February 23 webinar, Sustaining Southeastern Forests: The Economic and Water Use Impacts of Privately-Owned Pine Woodlands and Restored Longleaf Pine Forests. 

  • Webinar RecordingThis YouTube video provides direct access to the recorded live webinar.
  • Presentation Slides: This document includes presentation slides from the webinar as prepared by Chambers English.
  • Additional Resources One-Pager: This document includes additional resources from NRCS, the U.S. Forest Service, and partner-led efforts such as the America's Longleaf Restoration Initiative as referenced in the webinar.

Past Webinars

Recordings of all past webinars and associated resources are available below. Past webinars are also available by conservation area of focus on the Conservation Effects Assessment Project Publications webpage.

2022 Webinars


2021 Webinars

  • April 29, 2021 – NRCS Conservation Practices Delivering Voluntary Greenhouse Gas Mitigation and Carbon Sequestration Benefits: Webinar Recording 
  • March 25, 2021 – Quantifying Ecosystem Functions to Facilitate Wetland Monitoring and Assessment: Webinar Recording
  • February 25, 2021 – Rangeland Analysis Platform: Integrating Production and Economics into Area-Wide Planning: Webinar Recording
  • January 28, 2021 – Development of the Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework and Use by NRCS for Watershed Planning: Webinar Recording


2020 Webinars

  • November 12, 2020 – Linking Ecosystem Service Values to Rangeland Practices in the Central Great Plains: Webinar Recording
  • October 22, 2020 – Quantifying Conservation Effects on Multiple Wetland Ecosystem Services: Understanding Tradeoffs is the Name of the Game: Webinar Recording
  • September 24, 2020 – The 2017 National Resources Inventory 5-year Release, 35 Years of National Resources Monitoring: Webinar Recording
  • August 27, 2020 – Conservation Outcomes of NRCS’s Working Lands for Wildlife in Eastern Forests: Webinar Recording
  • July 23, 2020 – Quantifying Restoration Outcomes in Frequent-Fire Forests: Webinar Recording
  • June 25, 2020 – Tillage Management and Structural Conservation Practices: CEAP II Report on Changes in Adoption Rates: Webinar Recording
  • May 28, 2020 – Measuring and Understanding the Effects of Conservation within Watersheds: Webinar Recording
  • April 23, 2020 – Conservation Outcomes on America’s Western Grazing Lands with NRCS’s Working Lands for Wildlife: Webinar Recording


Name Position Phone Number Email
Elizabeth Creech
Natural Resources Communication Specialist
Amy Overstreet
Natural Resources Communication Specialist