State Issues Nearly $2 Million in Grants to Build Local Capacity to Protect and Restore State Forests

CALIFORNIA – Eight organizations have received $1.85 million in grants to hire watershed coordinators who will build local capacity to improve forest health, the Department of Conservation (DOC) announced today. “Healthy forests are essential to reduce catastrophic wildfires, supply clean water, and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” DOC […]

Skagit Conservation District selected for state grant

WASHINGTON, Skagit CD – Fines paid for water quality violations in Washington in the last few years will fund a project on the Skagit River. The Washington Department of Ecology considered 32 grant requests from local governments, utility districts and fisheries enhancement groups across the state, but only […]

Plumas Audubon awarded $100,000 grant

CALIFORNIA, Feather River RCD – The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) Governing Board approved $11.8 million in grants for projects that will reduce wildfire risk, protect water supplies and restore forest and watershed health in the Sierra Nevada region. The projects support the goals and objectives of the Sierra […]

Outdoors film festival to benefit conservation work

CALIFORNIA, RCD of Tehama County – The Wild & Scenic Film Festival, created to bring about conservation conversations in the community, is coming to the State Theatre Saturday. The event benefits the Tehama Conservation Fund, the non-profit arm of the Resource Conservation District of Tehama County. Source: Outdoors […]

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Hugh Hammond Bennett

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

Aldo Leopold

To those devoid of imagination a blank place on the map is a useless waste; to others, the most valuable part.

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.