Letter: Fund our conservation district

NCDEA Pacific Region Representation — I support the Clark Conservation District’s request for funding. Conservation districts work with landowners who want and need help with natural-resource issues. The help that districts provide is voluntary and nonregulatory; we work with people who want to work with us. For most […]

Job: Communications and Outreach Specialist in Spokane, WA

UPDATE September 4, 2018: This position has been filled. WASHINGTON, Spokane CD — This position is responsible for marketing and communications activities including special events and internal communications with staff and board.  The person occupying this position must perform routine duties with limited supervision and according to standard […]

Keeping Lake Tahoe clean with bottom barriers

CALIFORNIA, Tahoe RCD — The Tahoe Resource Conservation District is partnering with The Tahoe Fund and Tahoe Water Suppliers Association to control invasive aquatic weeds. “What we are trying to do today is to kill these little aquatic invasive species here,” said Nicole Cartwright, Executive Director at Tahoe […]

Whatcom CD employee assists in fish rescue

WASHINGTON, Whatcom CD — With fish in trouble due to lack of stream flow, the agricultural community worked alongside the conservation and environmental community to help relocate the fish where water was still free flowing. Aneka Sweeney with Whatcom Conservation District joined crews from @Whatcomctygov and @CityofBhamWA to […]

Presentation: Shared Space Initiative

OREGON, Benton SWCD — Yesterday, Holly Crosson of Benton SWCD (Corvallis, Oregon) presented an idea on sharing space to the conservation commissions from Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. What is a shared space center? It is a physical place (usually a building or campus) where mission-driven organizations intentionally share […]

Presentation: NCDEA’s Strategic Priorities

NCDEA Pacific Region Representative Tom Salzer gave this presentation to the conservation commissions from Idaho, Oregon, and Washington on Tuesday, August 7, 2018.  Those commissions meet together from time to time to discuss their programs and explore opportunities to leverage the work each is doing. The presentation as […]

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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.

Hugh Hammond Bennett

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

Brenda Sutton Rose

This land pulses with life. It breathes in me; it breathes around me; it breathes in spite of me. When I walk on this land, I am walking on the heartbeat of the past and the future. And that’s only one of the reasons I am a farmer.