California’s forests are choking

CALIFORNIA, El Dorado County RCD — Sickly trees in the Sierra Nevada are coughing up CO2—not storing it…On the scene are Jim Branham, the executive officer of the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, and Mark Egbert, manager of El Dorado County Resource Conservation District…Carbon science is a relatively new way […]

Washington spreads money for clean manure projects

WASHINGTON, Snohomish CD — Five projects to purify manure at Washington dairies have received public funding, including one that involves engineer Peter Janicki, who told state lawmakers last year that removing all contaminants from livestock waste was possible and could even be profitable…Janicki is collaborating with the Stillaguamish […]

Placer County Ag Tour to showcase rice industry

CALIFORNIA, Placer County RCD – Placer County is known for its Satsuma mandarins and boutique wineries. But its biggest crop is rice. This year’s Ag Tour on June 18 will showcase rice growers and methods they use to support wildlife and the environment. Placer Resource Conservation District Executive […]

Alaska Grown options expand with new market, app

ALASKA, Kenai SWCD – Here on the peninsula, opportunities to purchase locally sourced food is growing…Options have expanded as well for patrons of the Alaska Food Hub, an online farmers market. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation approved a waiver earlier this year that will allow cottage foods, […]

Spokane Conservation District, Washington

WASHINGTON, Spokane CD – The Spokane Community Gardens Association was formed to help gardens with finding resources, building successful garden communities, providing education classes on gardening and community development and advocating for broader community support. With the help of community garden advocates and the WSU Spokane County Extension, […]

Conservation Quotes

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Aldo Leopold

To those devoid of imagination a blank place on the map is a useless waste; to others, the most valuable part.

Theodore Roosevelt

To waste, to destroy our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed.

Theodore Roosevelt

Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.