Report from the Pacific Region Representative

1 – NCDEA Meetings The National Conservation District Employees Association (NCDEA) has been very active since the National Association of Conservation District’s (NACD) annual meeting in Nashville at the end of January 2018. (I did not get as much from the Nashville meeting as I had hoped because […]

Oxbow Farm listed for sale

OREGON – EMSWCD has listed for sale a farm property currently in its ownership…EMSWCD evaluated a number of options for future use of the property, and determined that a resale of the property would meet the greatest number of objectives in the most cost effective manner.

The Amazing Ability of Pasture Grass to Sequester Carbon

CALIFORNIA – “We completed our Carbon Farm Plan in January 2016,” Chamberlin said, “with a great network and team of people from the CEC, the Cachuma Resource Conservation District, the county Air Pollution Control District, the Agricultural Commissioner’s Office, UCSB, [UC] Berkeley, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), […]

Conservation Quotes

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Wendell Berry

Good farmers, who take seriously their duties as stewards of Creation and of their land’s inheritors, contribute to the welfare of society in more ways than society usually acknowledges, or even knows. These farmers produce valuable goods, of course; but they also conserve soil, they conserve water, they conserve wildlife, they conserve open space, they conserve scenery.

Brenda Sutton Rose

This land pulses with life. It breathes in me; it breathes around me; it breathes in spite of me. When I walk on this land, I am walking on the heartbeat of the past and the future. And that’s only one of the reasons I am a farmer.

Hugh Hammond Bennett

I consider the soil conservation districts movement one of the most important developments in the whole history of agriculture.