News and Jobs

Conservation district-related news and jobs from across the United States and her territories

News articles from across the United States and territories are posted below. Regional news is available on region-specific pages.  We also post recent job announcements.


Salatin talks fixes for soil at ND soil conservation meeting

Salatin talks fixes for soil at ND soil conservation meeting

NORTH DAKOTA, Burleigh County SCD — Joel Salatin drops nuggets in his speech that might be — and probably would be — controversial in many circles of agriculture. Salatin, a Virginia farmer who speaks and …

Wilson Family Farm Receives North Dakota Leopold Conservation Award

Wilson Family Farm Receives North Dakota Leopold Conservation Award

NORTH DAKOTA, Stutsman County SCD — Wilson Family Farm, owned by Jeremy and Sarah Wilson of Jamestown, has been selected as the recipients of the 2018 North Dakota Leopold Conservation Award®. Their long history of …

EID awarded $2 million in grants to improve watershed

EID awarded $2 million in grants to improve watershed

CALIFORNIA, El Dorado County RCD — Recently its efforts have been supplemented by support from the El Dorado County Resource Conservation District which has used grants from CalFire and the Sierra Nevada Conservancy to reduce …

Becks named conservation farm family of the year

Becks named conservation farm family of the year

NORTH CAROLINA, Davidson County SWCD — Kent Beck said he is accepting the Davidson County Soil and Water Conservation District Conservation Family of the Year Award on behalf of his father, grandfather and great-grandfather“I see …

A revitalized waterway: Conservation district restores 4,500 feet of Sargent Creek

A revitalized waterway: Conservation district restores 4,500 feet of Sargent Creek

MINNESOTA, South St. Louis SWCD — “Everything was a mess,” said Kubiak. “There were trees all over the place, so we purposely build this floodplain. Without a floodplain, it digs out its banks.” Sargent Creek …

Region-defining industries adapt, compete during drought

Region-defining industries adapt, compete during drought

NEW MEXICO, Carlsbad SWCD — Judy Bock is fighting for New Mexico’s wildlife by trying to save its water.She’s the district manager of the Carlsbad Soil and Water Conservation District, and works closely with landowners …

SHADES OF GREEN: Naturalists inviting, inciting through writing

SHADES OF GREEN: Naturalists inviting, inciting through writing

INDIANA, Elkhart County SWCD — Speaking of kudos for folks working to improve or protect our environment, I want to thank Jordan Beehler of Elkhart County Soil and Water Conservation District, who convened the class …

New method for conservation panel OK’d after elections abandoned

New method for conservation panel OK’d after elections abandoned

CALIFORNIA, Ventura County RCD — The board of a Ventura County conservation district will be chosen by a new method that replaces election by voters, county supervisors decided this week….While the district board is reverting …

SWCD Technical Director graduates from statewide leadership program

SWCD Technical Director graduates from statewide leadership program

MINNESOTA, Yellow Medicine SWCD — The Yellow Medicine Soil and Water Conservation District is proud to congratulate Tyler Knutson, Technical Director for successfully completing a one-year leadership development program sponsored by the Minnesota Association of …

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