New tack store fundraises for horses

WASHINGTON – The Olympic Peninsula Equine Network is celebrating the opening of its new Western Treasures and Used Tack store with a ribbon-cutting ceremony…OPEN will host a Clallam Conservation District workshop on the dangers of spring grass at 3 p.m. on May 31.

Salmon project planned for Britt Slough

WASHINGTON – A salmon habitat restoration project is being planned for Britt Slough, a side channel of the Skagit River to the west of the river’s south fork. Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group, the state Department of Fish & Wildlife and the Skagit Conservation District are working together on the […]

World Environment Day planned at Lake Berryessa

CALIFORNIA – The 8th annual World Environment Day at Lake Berryessa Cleanup is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 3, at Markley Cove Resort…The Bureau of Reclamation, Anheuser Busch Brewery in Fairfield and Solano Resource Conservation District organize the cleanup, and Markley Cove Resort hauls […]

Water experts recommend conservation

OREGON – It’s looking like maintaining an adequate water supply will not be an issue this spring and summer in Hood River County — as long as users do their part to conserve…“I’ve talked to different irrigation managers and early in the winter season and they were sweating […]

Conservation Quotes

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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.

Wendell Berry

The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer and restorer and resurrector, by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life. Without proper care for it we can have no community, because without proper care for it we can have no life.

Hugh Hammond Bennett

Many farmers—most farmers, and that means millions—need some technical help in making the change to this more efficient, easier, and more productive type of farming, and they need also moral support and encouragement.