Got dust? Attend the Desert Restoration Workshop

CALIFORNIA – Got dust? If you have fallow fields, damage from off-highway vehicles (OHVs), weeds, or dust, you will want to attend the Desert Restoration Workshop…Karen Sanders, President of the Eastern Kern County Resource Conservation District (EKCRCD), will discuss and show slides from restoration projects…

Yolo County conservation plan could see approval

CALIFORNIA – The final Yolo Conservation plan — which has been in the works since the 1990s — will be considered for certification during an upcoming meeting…The conservancy has worked with the Putah Creek Council, the Robbins Rice Company, the Yolo County Resource Conservation District…

Tahoe boat inspections launch for 10th season

CALIFORNIA – The Tahoe Resource Conservation District will open inspection stations around the lake for the 10th consecutive season. The program is credited with preventing invasive species such as quagga mussels from entering the lake through an estimated 70,000 inspections and more than 32,000 hot water decontamination rinses […]

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.