Conservation easements offered for landowners

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.

Green technology at West Side School

CALIFORNIA, Sonoma RCD — The end of Principal/Superintendent Rhonda Bellmer’s tenure is coming to close on June 30 with one final project to take her beloved West Side School to the next level. Thanks to donations and grants, the school now has a state-of-the-art rain catchment system, which […]

Conservation district board accused of unlawful meeting

WASHINGTON, Thurston CD — Thurston Conservation District faces complaints about its board members, a lawsuit by the board’s chairman, a state investigation and now an allegation of an unlawful meeting by the board’s newest member…Paul Pickett, who was elected to the district’s board of supervisors in March, accused […]

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Theodore Roosevelt

Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.

Aldo Leopold

What more substantial service to conservation than to practice it on one’s own land?

Hugh Hammond Bennett

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