NACD works at the local, state, regional, and national level to safeguard and enhance healthy soils across the United States, whether they support grazing land, rangeland, agricultural land, or urban and community land.Learn More
Conservation of private and public forestland is of critical importance to NACD. Modern challenges - including invasive species, pests, and disease - have taken their toll on our forests; but we're here to help change that.Learn More
NACD believes voluntary and landowner-led conservation of threatened and endangered species is a critical and often under-utilized means of achieving the goals of the Endangered Species Act.Learn More
NACD advocates for more than 3,000 conservation districts across the United States, ensuring federal policy and funding levels reflect the mission and goals of our district members. In a few words, NACD is the voice of conservation.Learn More
NACD works to improve and protect water quality by providing conservation districts with the technical assistance they need to advise local landowners on nutrient management strategies and erosion prevention practices.Learn More
When conservation districts were first established in the Dust Bowl era, they mostly worked with farmers, ranchers, and forest owners. But landscapes have changed and districts have adapted.Learn More
Over the past year and a half, NACD’s Farm Bill Task Force, currently chaired by NACD First Vice President Tim Palmer, has worked to create a set of policy requests for the 2018 Farm Bill. Starting with a survey of our members last summer, the Task Force created a set of principles that helped to… [...]Continue Reading
Guest column provided by Corrina Parnapy In observance of the Environmental Protection Agency's SepticSmart Week - September 18-22, 2017 – conservation districts nationwide are discussing septic systems and how they can help landowners use them sustainably. Septic systems - made up of a tank and absorption field - are effective methods for treating wastewater. The… [...]Continue Reading
By Coleman Garrison Since last week’s announcement that USDA is taking further steps in their efforts to reorganize the department, NACD has received additional information that we wanted to pass along to you, though many details are still to come. First, USDA has communicated to NACD that its most recent proposal is in no way moving… [...]Continue Reading
People are the key to conservation district success, whether serving as officials on district boards of directors or volunteering in a river cleanup. Local people offer extensive expertise and personal interest regarding the best ways to take care of their own natural resources. This effective management of natural resources at the local level reduces the need for outside intervention and regulation.
Your dollars will help conserve America’s natural resources. Your membership can improve the water quality of the river that provides your family drinking water and a place to swim and fish.
Districts need help with everything from planting seedlings in wetland restoration projects to filing in the office. Contact your district to let them know you are willing to help.
You can improve your corner of the world by composting food scraps and lawn clippings in your backyard, conserving green areas in your urban neighborhood. Ask your district for assistance.