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What does the rollback of BLM’s planning rule mean?

By Chris Heck WASHINGTON, March 30, 2017 - The Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 established a process that requires the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to develop resource management plans (RMPs) in cooperation with state, local, and tribal governments. The first BLM land planning process regulation was finalized by the agency in… Continue reading →

Did You Know? District Training Needs

As part of a six-month series on district operations, the Did You Know? monthly feature in eResource will highlight chapters of the NACD District Outlook Task Force report: “Blueprint for Locally-Led Conservation – A Strategy for District Success and Sustainability” (available here on our website). This month’s chapter tackles training. Conservation district supervisors are local… Continue reading →

House panel hears importance of farm bill forestry programs

By Chris Heck As part of an ongoing farm bill series, the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry held a hearing last week on farm bill forestry initiatives. Earlier this month, the subcommittee heard testimony from NACD CEO Jeremy Peters on the importance of farm bill conservation programs. Last Thursday’s hearing took a comprehensive… Continue reading →

NACD helps convene dialogue on emerging ecosystem markets

By Bill Berry Expert presenters at a recent National Network on Water Quality Trading spring dialogue (March 7-9) counted the many ways districts can be central to the success of water quality trading and other ecosystem services programs. NACD helped convene the gathering in Sacramento, California, along with the Willamette Partnership of Portland, Oregon, and Kieser… Continue reading →

Getting seeds started right

By Justin Husher When spring can’t get here soon enough, it’s time to start getting your hands dirty starting some seeds! Seed starting is fairly easy, given the right set-up, a bit of patience, and a bit of diligence. The wrong way to start seeds is in front of a window in northeast Ohio in March.… Continue reading →

Did You Know? Recommendations for District Communications

        As part of a six-month series on district operations, the Did You Know? monthly feature in eResource will highlight chapters of the NACD District Outlook Task Force report: “Blueprint for Locally-Led Conservation – A Strategy for District Success and Sustainability” (available here on our website). This month’s chapter tackles communications. For… Continue reading →

Texas association hosts ‘Soil Health Short Course’

By Tamara Daniel Last week, more than 250 producers attended the Texas Soil Health Short Course - a two-day event hosted in partnership by the Association of Texas Soil and Water Conservation Districts, the Texas NRCS, and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board. The short course featured presentations and demonstrations by scientists and… Continue reading →

NACD releases its “Nine Farm Bill Principles”

NACD is the collective voice of conservation districts and their state associations. In that role, NACD advocates on behalf of our member districts for federal conservation program funding. Some of the federal support for conservation programs is allotted as discretionary funding during the annual appropriations process. Every year, NACD releases what we think are appropriate funding levels for conservation programs… Continue reading →

Forestry at NACD’s 2017 Annual Meeting

By Mike Beacom There was plenty of forestry to go around at the 2017 NACD Annual Meeting in Denver. Partners representing the U.S. Forest Service, National Association of State Foresters, National Wild Turkey Federation, Western Forestry Leadership Coalition, Wildland Fire Leadership Council, and Society of American Foresters participated in this year’s annual meeting. "It was… Continue reading →

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