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Wood SWCD prevent plant cover crop program

Wood SWCD prevent plant cover crop program

OHIO, Wood SWCD – The Wood Soil and Water Conservation District is announcing a prevent plant cover crop program for cost share on cover crops. Producers who were unable to plant their corn or soybeans …

Recruitment for three positions with the Harney SWCD, Oregon

Recruitment for three positions with the Harney SWCD, Oregon

OREGON, Harney SWCD – The Harney Soil and Water Conservation District is recruiting for three positions: district manager, administrative assistance, and rangeland monitoring technician. This is sage grouse country so these jobs represent an opportunity …

Sage grouse habitat projects proposed

Sage grouse habitat projects proposed

MONTANA, Garfield County CD – Ranchers in Garfield, Fergus and Petroleum counties are among those submitting applications to the Montana Sage Grouse Habitat Conservation Program for funds to benefit sage grouse and conserve habitats. The …

Crews clean up Garrison Creek

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, …

In memorium: Dennis Hemmer, Colorado

In memorium: Dennis Hemmer, Colorado

WYOMING, Laramie County CD – Dennis Hemmer, 69, died June 1 in Aurora, Colorado. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Montana in Wildlife Biology and a Master’s in Resource Conservation. His long …

Reed looks back on a nearly 20-year career as conservation district manager

Reed looks back on a nearly 20-year career as conservation district manager

PENNSYLVANIA, Clearfield County CD – Clearfield County Conservation District’s Manager Susan Reed is set to embark on a major life milestone. When she closed her office door Friday, Reed wrapped up nearly 20 years of …

Washington conservation commission calls meeting on elections

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 …

‘Soil Your Undies’ deemed a success

‘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 …

Conservation demonstration farm stays busy with no-till potatoes, high tunnel, biochar and worm juice

Conservation demonstration farm stays busy with no-till potatoes, high tunnel, biochar and worm juice

NORTH DAKOTA, Burleigh County SCD – Though many fields in the area remain damp from the wet, cool spring, the staff at Menoken Farm are finding plenty of projects to keep them busy, like no-till …

Partnerships, financial aid helping Clark Conservation District stay afloat

Partnerships, financial aid helping Clark Conservation District stay afloat

WASHINGTON, Clark CD – A few months ago, it wasn’t clear if the district could continue to offer free technical assistance like this to property owners. In September, the Clark County Council voted down a …

Washington faces especially bad wildfire season

Washington faces especially bad wildfire season

WASHINGTON, Skagit CD – With less precipitation than normal so far in 2019 and snowpack in the North Cascades depleting rapidly, conditions are already abnormally dry and much of the western side of the state …

Retiring SWCD administrator plans continued personal conservation efforts

Retiring SWCD administrator plans continued personal conservation efforts

MINNESOTA, Fillmore County SWCD – “I knew I wanted to do something that took me outside. I spent most of my childhood in the creek and the woods, exploring. It was years later that I …

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