Figure : prairie-strips-for-adaptation

Conservation Practices Reduce Impact of Heavy Rains

Figure 21.2

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Eugene Takle, Farnaz Kordbacheh, Lynn Betts

This figure appears in chapter 21 of the Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States: The Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume II report.

Integrating strips of native prairie vegetation into row crops has been shown to reduce sediment and nutrient loss from fields, as well as improve biodiversity and the delivery of ecosystem services.cf5cd564-9f71-4025-93e5-9407832bd93e Iowa State University's STRIPS program is actively conducting research into this agricultural conservation practice.9162112c-438b-45d4-8d45-42ee4805b8f8 The inset shows a close-up example of a prairie vegetation strip. Photo credits: (main photo) Lynn Betts, (inset) Farnaz Kordbacheh.

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