vocabulary - conservation
ad·vanced (adjective)
more developed or complex; being at a higher level
as·sumed (noun)
accepted as fact without proof, took for granted
con·ser·va·tion (noun)
The act or process of careful management and protection of the environment and natural resources, such as forests, soil, and water systems
cross (verb)
mate; to "cross" two plants or animals means to use one as a male parent and one as a female parent. The resulting plant or animal is referred to as a "cross" (noun).
cross·breed (verb)
mating different varieties usually to produce a superior offspring; interbreeding
gene (noun)
a unit of heredity (on a chromosome) that determines a specific trait or characteristic
gen·er·a·tion (noun)
all those living at the same time or who are about the same age
ge·net·ic (noun)
inherited, ancestral, a common trait or characteristic in biological members of the same family
her·i·tage (noun)
something passed down from preceding generations; heritage can refer to the inheritance of knowledge (as with customs and traditions), property (things or land) or genetic characteristics
in·tro·duce (verb)
To present; to put into, insert or inject
- 5aland·scape (noun)
a view of an expanse of land including everything (houses, trees, gardens) located on that territory or grounds.
off·spring (noun, singular and plural)
The progeny, child or descendants of a person, an animal, or a plant
pol·li·nate also pol·len·ate (verb)
To transfer pollen from an anther to the stigma of (a flower)
pre·serve (verb)
to keep safe from injury or harm; to protect
stat·ure (noun)
the upright posture or height of something in an upright position; position or rank
strat·e·gy (verb)
a systematic action plan to achieve a goal or to solve a problem
sus·cep·ti·ble (adjective)
easily affected
US Department of Agriculture
A government group founded in 1862 by President Lincoln to help US farmers. The USDA provides help and information about the science, art, and business of farming such as soil cultivation, producing crops, and raising livestock. They also encourage the protection of water, wildlife, forests and rangelands.