Agriculture experts kneel in a Michigan field in the Saginaw Bay and examine soil health.
Soil Health in Saginaw Bay Working collaboratively with farmers, we aim to expand soil health practices across 1.8 million acres (50% of the Saginaw Bay watershed’s row crop acres), to reduce nutrient runoff by 40%. © Jason Whalen/Fauna Creative
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Soil Health in Saginaw Valley

In Michigan’s agricultural watersheds, farmers are shifting to practices that restore and sustain long-term soil health and reduce harmful runoff.

Explore resources and tools from The Nature Conservancy to help you make the transition.

Ready to take action?

Connect with experts and farmers in the Saginaw Bay to take meaningful action to improve your soil health today.

Ground view of crops growing in a field in the Saginaw Valley.
Continuous Living Cover Planting cover crops provides a natural layer of protection for the soil. © Fauna Creative