Horseman farm planning event Thursday

WASHINGTON, Whatcom CD — A free workshop titled “Sound Horsekeeping: Equine Farm Planning,” part of the Whatcom Conservation District 2018-19 Farm Speakers Series, starts at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 19, in Sunset Farm Equine Park, 7981 Blaine Rd. The special guests will be Michael Hipp, equine conservation planner […]

Agency finds Petaluma groundwater clean, cheap

CALIFORNIA, Sonoma RCD — As Petaluma’s new groundwater regulatory agency turns one, there is good news for residents living in the Petaluma groundwater basin. Preliminary tests show the basin is relatively healthy…The agency’s $470,000 annual budget comes from contributions from the city of Petaluma, Sonoma County, the water […]

CreekSpeak examines Giant Reed in area waterways

CALIFORNIA, Yolo County RCD — CreekSpeak, Putah Creek Council’s six-month series of community talks about the nature, culture, and history of our region, dives into local plant issues on Thursday…with “Giant Reed: A Growing Problem in Our Creeks.”  Yolo County Resource Conservation District Executive Director Heather Nichols and […]

An introduction to agriculture

OREGON, Malheur County SWCD — “We’re hoping to give kids an introduction to agriculture, to make it familiar,” Shock said.  But part of what the Experiment Station Field Day was trying to achieve with the youth that visited was in helping shape a better-educated populace, Shock said. Vendors […]

Conservation Quotes

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Unknown

Man, despite his artistic pretensions, his sophistication and his many accomplishments, owes his existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains.

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, 1947

Take care of the land and the land will take care of you.