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 […]

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 […]

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Hugh Hammond Bennett

From every conceivable angle—economic, social, cultural, public health, national defense—conservation of natural resources is an objective on which all should agree.

Hugh Hammond Bennett

In other words, the treatment must fit not only the needs and adaptabilities of the land but the needs and adaptabilities of the farmer as well.

Hugh Hammond Bennett

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