Category: Partners

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 […]

Judge denies claim by former Thurston conservation supervisors

WASHINGTON, Thurston CD – A federal judge dismissed a claim Friday by two farmers who allege the Washington State Conservation Commission violated their constitutional rights, likely sending to state court the dispute over their ouster as Thurston Conservation District supervisors…The conservation commission voted Johnson and Mankamyer off the […]

Conservation videos from Washington State

The creative folks at the Washington State Conservation Commission have partnered with NXNW Productions and the show Washington Grown to produce short videos about conservation district success stories. The most recent video aired last week during an episode of Washington Grown and featured Spokane CD’s outstanding Vets on […]

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 […]