Judge sets aside removal of Conservation District leaders

WASHINGTON, Thurston CD – Eric Johnson and Richard Mankamyer were removed from the Thurston Conservation District’s board of supervisors in February following a day-long hearing before the Washington State Conservation Commission. A Thurston County judge has set aside that decision. Source: Judge sets aside removal of Conservation District […]

Idaho issues $870,000 in flood-management grants

IDAHO, Idaho SWCD, Clearwater SWCD – A combined $870,000 in flood-management grants were approved July 26 at the Idaho Water Resource Board meeting in Rexburg. The recipients included: Idaho Soil & Water Conservation District, $159,436 for $330,524 project. Repair flood damage on Deer Creek Road caused by 2019 […]

Botanical Garden has new plants for summer

WASHINGTON, King CD – With the help of a $25,000 grant from the King Conservation District, the Bellevue Botanical Garden has made some improvements to promote the appreciation of native plants. This spring the Botanical Garden completed upgrades to the Native Discovery Garden, a section of the property […]

Job: Outdoor School Coordinator, Oregon

OREGON, Calapooia Watershed Council – The Calapooia Watershed Council (CWC) seeks an energetic, passionate individual to serve as an Outdoor School (ODS) Coordinator. The Coordinator will work closely with teachers and school district employees to lead the Outdoor School programs for the Greater Albany and Central Linn School […]

Conservation Quotes

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Aldo Leopold

To those devoid of imagination a blank place on the map is a useless waste; to others, the most valuable part.

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.

Howard Warren Buffett

Soil is a living ecosystem, and is a farmer’s most precious asset. A farmer’s productive capacity is directly related to the health of his or her soil.