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Virginia districts implement practices to restore wildlife habitat

Mountain Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is partnering with other agencies and implementing practices that are restoring wildlife habitat and improving water quality. “We’re taking a landscape approach in addressing resource concerns in the Lower Cowpasture watershed,” NRCS District Conservationist Charles Simmons said. “We’re bringing partners together and bringing resources together to change the… Continue reading →

Oregon SWCD funding provides major boost for all-lands project

Jackson County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) contributed $32,000 annually for three years of a Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership (LRP) that was a catalyst in the ability to implement a multi-million dollar, all-lands approach to forest restoration and fuel reduction treatment in and around the Ashland Creek Watershed in Jackson County, Ore. The… Continue reading →

Trinity County RCD works toward wildfire protection, resource restoration

Three years after intense, widespread wildfires ravaged the area, Trinity County Resource Conservation District (RCD) began working with local and state partners to restore and protect habitat while repairing communities in California. With assistance from Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership (LRP) funding, the Trinity County Community Protection Project is using burn practices and other programs… Continue reading →

Nebraska’s Shell Creek Watershed Makes History for Successful Water Clean-Up Efforts

By Erika Hill, public relations director, Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts and Desirae TePoel, information and education specialist, Lower Platte North Natural Resources District Shell Creek in Nebraska covers almost 110 miles, running through five different counties, and drains approximately 304,873 acres of surrounding farmland. Over the years, Atrazine, a common carcinogenic herbicide used to kill weeds,… Continue reading →

NACD Forestry Notes Q&A: Larry Wiseman, Vibrant Cities Lab

Larry Wiseman formed CenterLine Strategy after a 29-year career as founding president and CEO of the American Forest Foundation. In 2010, he received the Legacy Award from the Arbor Day Foundation for career achievement in forestry. Since then, he’s served as Chair of the National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council (NUCFAC) and acts as… Continue reading →

RCDs working to address wildfire concerns with help from CAL FIRE

Through a variety of funding sources – including $1.9 million from the state of California – El Dorado County and Georgetown Divide Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs) are working with several agencies to implement a cohesive land management strategy to prevent significant wildfire destruction. The Sly Park Vegetation Management Project is a three-phase, all-lands approach to… Continue reading →

Congressional Efforts on ESA Modernization

By NACD Natural Resource Policy Specialist Adam Pugh On July 12, the Congressional Western Caucus rolled out its legislative package to modernize the Endangered Species Act (ESA). On July 17, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) held a legislative hearing on its discussion draft of the ESA Amendments of 2018. NACD staff… Continue reading →

Conservation in the Caribbean: NACD Special Report

From June 25-29, NACD staff and leadership traveled to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) to meet with conservation districts and government officials.This newsletter features some of the highlights from last month's trip, blog posts from the team, and lessons learned during NACD's time in the Caribbean. For photos from the trip, be… Continue reading →

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