USDA Seeks Public Comments on Conservation Practice Standards

Conservation district employees: you are uniquely qualified to provide comments on practice standards! NRCS is requesting public comments on how to improve conservation practice standards that support programs such as the Environmental Quality Incentives Program and Conservation Stewardship Program, which help producers cover part of the costs for […]

Fuels Reduction & Fire Prevention Education Program Coordinator position reopened

CALIFORNIA, Glenn County RCD – According to the California Association of Resource Conservation Districts, this position announcement has been re-opened.  The application deadline is March 15, 2019. Source: We are hiring! Fuels Reduction & Fire Prevention Education Program Coordinator – Glenn County Resource Conservation DistrictGlenn County Resource Conservation […]

Clark CD seeking stewardship forester

WASHINGTON, Clark CD – The District is currently hiring for a Stewardship Forester position. Screening for this position begins March 14th, 2019. Please see job description and submit a resume, cover letter (including where you saw the position listed), and list of references to zoppenheimer@clarkcd.org in PDF format. […]

WSCC Farmland Preservation Newsletter

WASHINGTON – The Washington State Conservation Commission publishes a great monthly newsletter to focuses on protecting and preserving farmland. It is always a wealth of great information. Here’s the first paragraph in the March 2019 edition: As the legislature continues in their 105-day legislative session, key cutoffs for […]

NRCS office in Orofino on verge of closing

IDAHO, Clearwater SWCD – The Natural Resources Conservation Service plans to close its Orofino office, leaving Clearwater County as the only county in the area without an NRCS office. The NRCS hosts both the Clearwater Soil and Water Conservation District and the Idaho Soil and Water Commission offices, […]

Conservation Quotes

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Hugh Hammond Bennett, 1947

Take care of the land and the land will take care of you.

Aldo Leopold

What more substantial service to conservation than to practice it on one’s own land?

Howard Warren Buffett

Soil is a living ecosystem, and is a farmer’s most precious asset. A farmer’s productive capacity is directly related to the health of his or her soil.