IDAHO, Twin Falls SWCD — Third-generation farmer Lance Griff wanted to improve the soil health and conserve water on the 3,700 acres he farms with his father…He believed planting cover crops and using no-till farming practices would help achieve those goals. His interest in them landed him at […]
OREGON — After four months of meetings, the Oregon Agricultural Heritage Commission has come up with a budget request for state lawmakers to fund grants for farmland conservation, preservation and easements.The 12-member commission was appointed in January to write administrative rules…
ALASKA, Fairbanks SWCD — An observant reader of my column, who is also a gardener, asked me to provide a list of the plants that the Youth for Habitat team planted in Raven Landing’s new rain garden. Teens enrolled in this annual program, with Fairbanks Soil and Water Conservation […]
OREGON, West Multnomah SWCD — Starting next week, drivers on Sauvie Island should expect delays on Northwest Reeder Road at Dairy Creek as crews work to remove two failing culverts and build a permanent bridge…construction will delay traffic in the area, a West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District […]
WASHINGTON, Pierce CD — Farmers on the Key Peninsula now have a person to turn to for assistance when needed. The [Pierce Conservation District] has a long history of collaboration with Key Peninsula landowners. With the help of volunteers from the community, PCD plants trees on the Key Peninsula […]
CALIFORNIA, Sonoma RCD — Since its formation in June 2017, the Sonoma Valley Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) has been grappling with the complicated question of how to fund itself while it develops – and then implements – a sustainability plan for the Sonoma Valley Basin’s groundwater over the […]
CALIFORNIA, Tahoe RCD — The Fourth of July holiday and fireworks celebration brings a welcomed influx of boaters to the Lake Tahoe Basin…“Our boat inspectors have already found four vessels with invasive quagga mussels this season, which is a reminder of just how important the inspection process is […]
WASHINGTON, Spokane CD — The Greater Spokane River Watershed Regional Conservation Partnership is asking for applications for the Healthy Forest Reserve Program. The program facilitates the protection and restoration of forests on private land via easements and financial assistance, according to a news release from the Spokane Conservation District.