The National Center For Appropriate Technology (NCAT) has launched an interactive web atlas for water-management-focused farmers.
The Regenerator's Atlas of America is part of the the Soil For Water Project, which aims to network people curious about water and soil practices designed to keep on is designed to allow farmers, ranchers and land managers who are trying to hold more moisture in the soil to tell their stories.
For example, the map contains an entry in Loyal, Okla. for Pope Hilltop Farms, focuses on no-till wheat and sorghum. The farm also grazes wheat and occasionally grows sorghum.
In Mariposa, Calif., Fouch Farms practices no-till, cover cropping, and compost for hay and small grains, but also has a sideline in beef.
Other entries reference veterinarians and USDA NRCS personnel.
Ranch entries and organic farming dominated the early entries on the map.
No-till farming is associated with water management. In drier areas, no-till helps retain soil moisture longer, allowing growers to retain scare rainfall. In wetter areas, no-till helps establish flood-resilient crops, and surface residue can defend against water-driven erosion.