CALIFORNIA – An effort to plant oak acorns by the thousands is receiving a boost from Napa County in the wake of the tree-devastating October 2017 wildfires. The Napa County Resource Conservation District (RCD) is already amid its multi-year “Re-oaking the Valley” project that seeks to plant 5,000 […]
WASHINGTON – Aptly nicknamed Washaway Beach, in Pacific County, Washington, has long suffered from the most extreme coastal erosion along the whole U.S. West Coast. Now a relatively low cost defense is raising hopes among property owners and nearby cranberry growers…Pacific Conservation District Manager Mike Nordin said an […]
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is working with partners through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program to provide financial and technical assistance for landowners and producers wanting to improve water quality and salmon habitat in the Puget Sound…For more information, contact Meghan Adamire, […]
OREGON – The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service is teaming up with the Columbia Soil and Water Conservation District, in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to develop a watershed plan that would improve water quality and enhance fish and wildlife habitat within a portion of […]
OREGON – With the weather getting warmer, and green things sprouting up everywhere, what better way to spend your weekend than planting a garden? …Booths from the Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District and Clackamas River Water Providers were set up next to the sidewalk informing buyers about […]
ALASKA – Lilacs seem to evoke more memories than other ornamental trees and shrubs. It must be their heady fragrance…All of the lilacs I’ve mentioned will be available this spring from local garden centers and greenhouses. You’ll also be able to find late lilac at the Fairbanks Soil […]
NATIONAL – The National Association of Conservation Districts also expressed its disappointed [sic]. “Today’s defeat brings us further away from passing a new farm bill on time and providing producers with the certainty they need to continue feeding and clothing this nation,” Brent Van Dyke, NACD president, said. […]
CALIFORNIA – The Santa Barbara Foundation, The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County, and The Cachuma Resource Conservation District partnered together on the initiative, guided by one giant question: As our population increases and the climate changes, how should the county use and protect its land?