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NACD’s 2018 Farm Bill Requests

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 →

NACD update on USDA reorganization

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 →

Meet NACD’s fall intern: Edward Hutschenreuter

By Edward Hutschenreuter Growing up in the outskirts of Erie County in New York state, I was fortunate enough to experience childhood in a small rural community where the forests were my playground. Always being outside, I developed interests in hiking, fishing, camping, and really anything that let me escape the indoors. From this upbringing… Continue reading →

Did You Know? National Conservation Planning Partnership

NACD is a partner in the National Conservation Planning Partnership, along with NRCS, the National Association of State Conservation Agencies (NASCA), the National Conservation District Employees Association (NCDEA), and the National Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils (NARC&DC). Did You Know? NCPP was formed in 2015 to emphasize the critical role that conservation planning plays in… Continue reading →

Montana CDs play critical role in wildfire recovery

By Laura Demmel Wildfires continue to take their toll across the West, sweeping through forests, grasslands, and communities. Some 80 wildfires in the United States have burned over 942,000 acres already this fire session. Nearly half of those acres are in Montana. The great loss to landowners in land and assets, as well as the… Continue reading →

Forestry Notes Q&A: National Wild Turkey Federation

Rebecca Barnard, National Forestry Programs Manager National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) As the national forestry programs manager with the National Wild Turkey Federation, Rebecca Barnard provides direction to NWTF’s forestry outreach and partnership efforts; serves as a liaison to federal, state, NGO, and for-profit forestry organizations; and promotes active forest management to internal and external… Continue reading →

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