Whatcom CD employee assists in fish rescue

WASHINGTON, Whatcom CD — With fish in trouble due to lack of stream flow, the agricultural community worked alongside the conservation and environmental community to help relocate the fish where water was still free flowing. Aneka Sweeney with Whatcom Conservation District joined crews from @Whatcomctygov and @CityofBhamWA to […]

Presentation: Shared Space Initiative

OREGON, Benton SWCD — Yesterday, Holly Crosson of Benton SWCD (Corvallis, Oregon) presented an idea on sharing space to the conservation commissions from Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. What is a shared space center? It is a physical place (usually a building or campus) where mission-driven organizations intentionally share […]

Presentation: NCDEA’s Strategic Priorities

NCDEA Pacific Region Representative Tom Salzer gave this presentation to the conservation commissions from Idaho, Oregon, and Washington on Tuesday, August 7, 2018.  Those commissions meet together from time to time to discuss their programs and explore opportunities to leverage the work each is doing. The presentation as […]

Job: Farm and Forest Natural Resource Specialist with Whidbey Island Conservation District

WASHINGTON, Whidbey Island CD — The Whidbey Island Conservation District is accepting applications for a full-time, non-exempt position of ​Farm and Forest Natural Resource Specialist. ​This non-exempt regular position is located in Coupeville, Washington, and provides technical services to farmers and landowners to improve natural resource stewardship and […]

Salmon and dams can co-exist

WASHINGTON, Benton CD — Rachel Little, Biologist and Outreach Coordinator for 15 years for Benton Conservation District, talks about salmon and dams. “Opponents of the Snake and Columbia River dams call for the removal of the dams in order to save salmon and restore their natural habitat; while […]

Conservation Quotes

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Hugh Hammond Bennett

Out of the long list of nature’s gifts to man, none is perhaps so utterly essential to human life as soil.

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.

Theodore Roosevelt

To waste, to destroy our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed.