Hawaii winners of annual poster contest

HAWAII, East and West Kauai SWCD – J.W. Nelson of the Hawaii Association of Conservation Districts, Jenni Scotti of the East and West Kauai Soil and Water Conservation District, and Peter Tausend of the East and West Kauai Soil and Water Conservation District, present the winners of the […]

2018 Farm Bill Breakdown: EQIP – NACD

Now that President Donald Trump has signed the 2018 Farm Bill into law, NACD’s Government Affairs Team will be releasing a series of blog posts to break down the bill in more detail with the expected changes folks can expect on the ground as USDA works to implement […]

District employees: Communicate and collaborate through the NCDEA Network

On behalf of the National Conservation District Employees Association, I’m pleased to announce the availability of a national communication network for conservation district employees.  The NCDEA Network is open to all employees of state-authorized conservation districts and tribal conservation districts. Join here: https://groups.io/g/ncdea The easy-to-remember link to reach […]

2019 Technical Assistance Grants – NACD

Like the first round of technical assistance (TA) grants, this funding will help conservation districts build capacity and enhance their ability to provide conservation planning and technical assistance to customers. These funds, provided in cooperation with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), will be administered by NACD to […]

Job Opportunity – District Manager – WICD

WASHINGTON, Whidbey Island CD — Whidbey Island Conservation District is accepting applications for a full-time, exempt, salaried, and benefited position of District Manager. The District Manager is a full-time, exempt, salaried, and benefited position located in Coupeville, Washington. This is a full time management and high level position […]

Conservation Quotes

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Wendell Berry

The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer and restorer and resurrector, by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life. Without proper care for it we can have no community, because without proper care for it we can have no life.

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.

Hugh Hammond Bennett

I consider the soil conservation districts movement one of the most important developments in the whole history of agriculture.