WASHINGTON, Clark CD — “Our farm is not only for farming but for keeping natural wildlife habitat,” Brenda Calvert said. “We’re working with habitat, not stripping it away.” Developing that connection with the environment has come in large part from the connection the Calverts have had with the […]
CALIFORNIA, Gold Ridge RCD — “The fact that they summer in these little creeks makes them really vulnerable, since so many creeks now dry up each summer,” said John Green, a lead scientist with the Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District, in Sebastopol, Calif. His organization, as well as […]
CALIFORNIA, Yolo County RCD — CreekSpeak, Putah Creek Council’s six-month series of community talks about the nature, culture and history, dives into local plant issues on Thursday, July 19, with “Giant Reed: A Growing Problem in Our Creeks…Yolo County Resource Conservation District executive director Heather Nichols and project […]
CALIFORNIA, Lake County RCD — Mark your calendar, the Lake County Weed Management Area is hosting its 15th annual “Invasive Weeds Tour” on Thursday, July 19…The tour is sponsored by the Lake County Department of Agriculture and the Lake County Resource Conservation District.
IDAHO, Twin Falls SWCD — Third-generation farmer Lance Griff wanted to improve the soil health and conserve water on the 3,700 acres he farms with his father…He believed planting cover crops and using no-till farming practices would help achieve those goals. His interest in them landed him at […]
OREGON — After four months of meetings, the Oregon Agricultural Heritage Commission has come up with a budget request for state lawmakers to fund grants for farmland conservation, preservation and easements.The 12-member commission was appointed in January to write administrative rules…
ALASKA, Fairbanks SWCD — An observant reader of my column, who is also a gardener, asked me to provide a list of the plants that the Youth for Habitat team planted in Raven Landing’s new rain garden. Teens enrolled in this annual program, with Fairbanks Soil and Water Conservation […]
OREGON, West Multnomah SWCD — Starting next week, drivers on Sauvie Island should expect delays on Northwest Reeder Road at Dairy Creek as crews work to remove two failing culverts and build a permanent bridge…construction will delay traffic in the area, a West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District […]