Crews clean up Garrison Creek

WASHINGTON, Walla Walla County CD – The Walla Walla County Conservation District and Washington Conservation Corps recently cleared trash, sediment, blackberry brambles and reed canary grass near Garrison and Pioneer middle schools, said Lynda Oosterhuis, county Conservation District resource technician. The Wildhorse Foundation, a community benefit fund established […]

‘Soil Your Undies’ deemed a success

OREGON, Clackamas SWCD – Last summer Clackamas Soil and Conservation District began a campaign to persuade landowners to “soil their undies” in an effort to determine the health of the soil in their garden. According to Lisa Kilders, education and outreach program manager, “Being the first year for […]

Washington conservation commission calls meeting on elections

WASHINGTON – The Washington State Conservation Commission will review how conservation district supervisors are elected in response to concerns about unaccountable special-purpose districts. The state auditor in May identified 35 irrigation, weed control, water and sewer, fire and cemetery districts that are “unauditable” because of poor or nonexistent […]

Wasco, Sherman districts win recognition

OREGON, Wasco SWCD, Sherman SWCD – The Wasco and Sherman Soil and Water Conservation Districts USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service received the District Partnership Award, and Chase Schultz from the Wheeler Soil and Water Conservation District received the District Employee Partnership Award, at the 2019 CONNECT conference hosted […]

Conservation Quotes

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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

Soil has long been confused with land. It is but one part of land. For conservation purposes land must be regarded in terms of all its component parts: soil, slope, climate, susceptibility to depreciation by erosion, over-cropping or other processes of deterioration.

Howard Warren Buffett

Soil is a living ecosystem, and is a farmer’s most precious asset. A farmer’s productive capacity is directly related to the health of his or her soil.