Agency finds Petaluma groundwater clean, cheap

CALIFORNIA, Sonoma RCD — As Petaluma’s new groundwater regulatory agency turns one, there is good news for residents living in the Petaluma groundwater basin. Preliminary tests show the basin is relatively healthy…The agency’s $470,000 annual budget comes from contributions from the city of Petaluma, Sonoma County, the water […]

CreekSpeak examines Giant Reed in area waterways

CALIFORNIA, Yolo County RCD — CreekSpeak, Putah Creek Council’s six-month series of community talks about the nature, culture, and history of our region, dives into local plant issues on Thursday…with “Giant Reed: A Growing Problem in Our Creeks.”  Yolo County Resource Conservation District Executive Director Heather Nichols and […]

An introduction to agriculture

OREGON, Malheur County SWCD — “We’re hoping to give kids an introduction to agriculture, to make it familiar,” Shock said.  But part of what the Experiment Station Field Day was trying to achieve with the youth that visited was in helping shape a better-educated populace, Shock said. Vendors […]

Washington AgForestry Foundation seeks more farmers

WASHINGTON, Franklin CD — Kara Kaelber says she hopes to draw more farmers to take part in the Washington Agriculture and Forestry Education Foundation’s leadership program. Kaelber joins the foundation July 23 as the part-time program manager. She will continue her work as education director at the Franklin […]

NACD Grant: GRACE Project Supports Food Banks

WASHINGTON, Kitsap CD — In July 2017, the Kitsap Conservation District was awarded a $50,000 grant to grow technical assistance capacity for urban agriculture conservation projects. The awarded idea was the GRACE Project (Gardening for Restoration and Conservation Education), a community garden demonstrating best practices for urban agriculture […]

Conservation Quotes

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Hugh Hammond Bennett

From every conceivable angle—economic, social, cultural, public health, national defense—conservation of natural resources is an objective on which all should agree.

Hugh Hammond Bennett

In other words, the treatment must fit not only the needs and adaptabilities of the land but the needs and adaptabilities of the farmer as well.

Aldo Leopold

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