State Issues Nearly $2 Million in Grants to Build Local Capacity to Protect and Restore State Forests

CALIFORNIA – Eight organizations have received $1.85 million in grants to hire watershed coordinators who will build local capacity to improve forest health, the Department of Conservation (DOC) announced today. “Healthy forests are essential to reduce catastrophic wildfires, supply clean water, and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” DOC […]

Skagit Conservation District selected for state grant

WASHINGTON, Skagit CD – Fines paid for water quality violations in Washington in the last few years will fund a project on the Skagit River. The Washington Department of Ecology considered 32 grant requests from local governments, utility districts and fisheries enhancement groups across the state, but only […]

Plumas Audubon awarded $100,000 grant

CALIFORNIA, Feather River RCD – The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) Governing Board approved $11.8 million in grants for projects that will reduce wildfire risk, protect water supplies and restore forest and watershed health in the Sierra Nevada region. The projects support the goals and objectives of the Sierra […]

Outdoors film festival to benefit conservation work

CALIFORNIA, RCD of Tehama County – The Wild & Scenic Film Festival, created to bring about conservation conversations in the community, is coming to the State Theatre Saturday. The event benefits the Tehama Conservation Fund, the non-profit arm of the Resource Conservation District of Tehama County. Source: Outdoors […]

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Man, despite his artistic pretensions, his sophistication and his many accomplishments, owes his existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains.

Hugh Hammond Bennett

Soil has long been confused with land. It is but one part of land. For conservation purposes land must be regarded in terms of all its component parts: soil, slope, climate, susceptibility to depreciation by erosion, over-cropping or other processes of deterioration.

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.