West Virginia is a state diverse in its natural resources: the United States Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has a presence in all 55 counties. One of the NRCS's key activities in the state is to craft conversation plans, which are designed to outline the different measures that a land owner can take to protect the natural resources on his or her property. Interested parties can learn about those plans on the site, check in on news releases, and also explore partnerships with organizations such as the West Virginia Association of Professional Soil Scientists. The Programs area is quite useful, and it contains information about financial assistance for wetlands and grasslands preservation, along with links to ongoing dam mitigation programs and watershed protection initiatives. The site also features a Conservation Education area, where visitors can find lesson plans, ideas for science fair projects, and other materials.