Welcome Heather Hendrixson to the Hood River SWCD

OREGON, Hood River SWCD — With both District Manager Jordan Kim and Financial Manager Anne Saxby stepping down from their respective positions at the Hood River Soil and Water Conservation District (HR-SWCD), Heather Hendrixson has assumed the role of district manager, which has been restructured to include both […]

Ukiah High project will collect, clean stormwater

CALIFORNIA, Mendocino County RCD — Crews have been digging up the Ukiah High School parking lot much of the summer, but they’re not laying fresh asphalt. They’re putting in a water collection system designed to keep stormwater out of local creeks. Deborah Edelman of the Mendocino County Resource […]

Meadow Restoration Reflects Collaborative Watershed Efforts

CALIFORNIA, Sonoma RCD — Federal, state and local officials had the opportunity to tour one of several local watershed health projects made possible through funding grants administered through the Tuolumne-Stanislaus Integrated Regional Water Management Authority…Among plans over the next two years at Middle Three Meadow, the second stop, […]

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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.