Kitsap CD receives $494,500 to restore fish passage

WASHINGTON, Kitsap CD – The Brian Abbot Fish Barrier Removal Board has awarded some $25 million in grants for removing barriers to Washington’s migrating fish. Roughly $2.5 million will be awarded to Kitsap County and almost $500,000 to the Kitsap Conservation District. “These projects build on previous fish […]

Conservation district files tax request

WASHINGTON, Skagit CD – The Skagit Conservation District submitted a tax request Thursday to the Skagit County Board of Commissioners to help pay for the district’s services. The request proposes that property owners pay $5 per parcel, owners of agricultural-natural resources land pay $1 per parcel, and forest […]

Job: Executive Director for Thurston CD

WASHINGTON, Thurston CD – The Thurston Conservation District seeks to hire a full-time Executive Director. The Executive Director provides the leadership and vision to implement the mission and values of the District as defined by the Board of Supervisors and coordinates all aspects of the District’s work. Excellent […]

Cascadia CD Awarded Grant Money for Forest Program

WASHINGTON, Cascadia CD – The Cascadia Conservation District received a $4,200 grant to help with their “Kids in the Creek and Forest” program. The money is part of the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office “No Child Left Inside” program to get kids outdoors. The CCD says “Kids […]

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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.