Near Williamsport in Hickman County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
The Family Farm ... Working in Harmony with the Environment
Farm ponds provide water for livestock, prevent streambank erosion, and provide a habitat for fish and wildlife, provide recreation opportunities, and add to the scenic beauty of the world around us.
Agriculture can co-exist with wildlife by providing wildlife habitat areas that provide food and shelter for wildlife. Agriculture works with the environment by considering all that is part of nature.
Pastureland must be managed to prevent erosion and overgrazing. Conservation works to maintain and restore pasture cover which improves the soil resource.
Grassed waterways prevent gullies from forming while directing water safely across the land with minimal soil erosion.
Conventional tillage (turning the soil) leaves the soil unprotected from wind and water. Conservation tillage uses as little disturbance of the soil as practical and residue from previous crops to protect the soil. Reducing erosion protects
The man-made scars of mining, visible even from a distance, blemish the landscape and are a threat to water quality and the environment. Reclamation efforts heal the land and renew the rural landscape.
Filter strips remove sediment and other pollutants from runoff before the water reaches adjacent streams, ponds, and lakes. Filter strips are used as borders for the cropped fields that are adjacent to Duck River.
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Clean water is a necessity for everyone. Water management and conservation practices enable farmers to protect and improve the quality of our water. The efforts toward water quality on the farm benefit even our most urban citizens. Ultimately we all drink from the same container–planet earth.
Erected by A. Manson Morrow II, Conservation Farmer, Maury County Soil Conservation District, Soil Conservation Service, and National Park Service.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Natchez Trace marker series.
Location. 35° 41.886′ N, 87° 17.262′ W. Marker is near Williamsport, Tennessee, in Hickman County. Marker can be reached from Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 405.1), 2.7 miles south of Williamsport Pike Click for map. Marker is located at the Baker Bluff Overlook turnout. Marker is in this post office area: Duck River TN 38454, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jackson Branch – A Stolen Stream (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Trace Walk (approx. 1.3 miles away); Old Natchez Trace (approx. 2.1 miles away but has been reported missing); The Gordon House (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named The Gordon House (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Tobacco Barn (approx. 2.6 miles away); Tennessee Tobacco Farm (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Natchez Trace at the Tobacco Farm (approx. 2.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Williamsport.
Also see . . . Natchez Trace. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on June 21, 2015.)
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