Horticulture fundraiser draws community

OREGON – The annual Horticulture Club plant sale at Clackamas Community College started on Friday, and people lined up outside Clairmont Hall to buy student-grown plants for as low as 1 dollar for single starts…Booths from the Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District and Clackamas River Water Providers […]

Oregon environmental regulators gauge water quality

OREGON – Officials from DEQ and members of the Environmental Quality Commission — which oversees the agency — recently toured streams near The Dalles that had garnered additional scrutiny under the state’s agricultural water quality program…“Initially, it seemed a little scary to invite the regulators in,” said Shilah […]

MHCC to remove pavement to improve water quality

OREGON – Blacktop will be replaced with rain gardens to ameliorate runoff, enhancing salmon habitat…The project also includes the environmental nonprofit Sandy River Watershed Council and funding from Metro regional government, the city of Gresham, East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District, Spirit Mountain Community Fund and the […]

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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?