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NACD’s Take: The Final 2018 Farm Bill Agreement

On Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, the House and Senate Agriculture Committees released the text and conference report for the 2018 Farm Bill. NACD staff have been busy analyzing the bill to see how our priorities fared. Passing a bill is only the first step, and we look forward to working with the committee, Congress and… Continue reading →

Nebraska Districts Help Delist Second Creek in Six Months

By Erika Hill, public relations director, Nebraska's Natural Resources Districts On Oct. 18, 2018, city, state and federal officials announced Antelope Creek was removed from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Impaired Waters list for E.coli. Only 90 creeks in the nation have been removed from the list in the last 15 years, and only… Continue reading →

Colorado conservation districts are expanding forestry capacity

Conservation districts on Colorado’s Front Range are bolstering forestry programs by increasing the pace and scale of private lands education and on-the-ground practice implementation through ecology-based, multi-resource benefit forestry. Landowner interest is at an all-time high and district foresters are struggling to keep up. “It’s a good problem to have,” Jefferson Conservation District Supervisory Conservation… Continue reading →

Daigle receives award for longleaf pine restoration efforts

By NACD South Central Region Representative Keith Owen In November, Louisiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts President David Daigle of the Calcasieu Soil and Water Conservation District received the Longleaf Alliance Gjerstad-Johnson Landowner of the Year award. Since 1983, David Daigle has been working to restore longleaf pine savannahs, and his work on… Continue reading →

Forestry Notes Q&A: Clint Evans

NACD Forestry Notes Q&A: Clint Evans, Colorado State Conservationist and Joint Forestry Team 2018 Chair Clint Evans has served as Colorado’s State Conservationist since February 2015. Prior to that, he was the Assistant State Conservationist for Operations in Idaho and spent time working for NRCS in Kansas. This past year, Evans has served as Chairman of… Continue reading →

Colorado partnership weathers obstacles for sake of the forest

Colorado’s Upper South Platte Partnership (USPP) is shifting the focus of forest management from counting acres to making acres count. The three-year-old effort in the foothills west of Denver seeks to leverage funding and expertise to implement wildfire mitigation and forest restoration treatments at a landscape scale in critically important watersheds. However, like any effort… Continue reading →

Forestry Notes: 10 steps for succession planning

Virginia Department of Forestry and the Virginia Cooperative Extension Forestry & Natural Resources offers 10 steps in its Generation Next workshop to make the process of succession planning less daunting. These are adapted from Oregon State University’s Ties to the Land program: Discuss and write down your goals (vision) for the property and the family.… Continue reading →

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