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Celebrating bats: Unexpected pollinators

By Sara Kangas Bat Week is held each October 24 – 31 and raises awareness for how integral bats are to our ecosystems. Bats are some of America’s best pollinators, but they’re often shrouded in mystery! Here are some facts about pollinating bats in the United States: Chiropterophily is the official term for pollination of… Continue reading →

Top Five Resources on NACD’s Members Only Section

By Sara Kangas Earlier this month, NACD launched a Members Only section of our website rife with resources to help districts and state/territory associations with their day-to-day operations. Additional materials are available for districts/associations that have paid dues for NACD’s 2018 Fiscal Year (FY18), which runs from October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018. Instructions… Continue reading →

Newly introduced legislation seeks to modernize Antiquities Act

By Chris Heck Last Friday, Representative Rob Bishop, R-Utah, introduced the National Monument Creation and Protection Act, H.R.3990. The legislation seeks to modernize the Antiquities Act by protecting the president’s ability to establish a national monument and, based on the monument's proposed size, ensuring local government and community voices have been heard. Earlier this week,… Continue reading →

Farmers broadcast soil health PSAs across the Southern Plains

By Beth Mason The USDA Southern Plains Climate Hub, in partnership with Redlands Community College and NRCS, has developed a series of radio Public Service Announcements (PSAs) for farmers on the benefits of using soil health practices. This outreach effort also includes The Southern Plains Podcast; recent episodes share information on USDA's response to Hurricane Harvey and… Continue reading →

2017 fire season costs exceed $2 billion

By Mike Beacom Summer 2017 may be remembered years from now for its devastating hurricanes, but it has also proven to be yet another record-setting fire season. Federal wildfire spending has increased steadily over the past three decades, but even more rapidly over the past five years. Two years ago, the Forest Service spent a… Continue reading →

Did You Know? How to build effective conservation partnerships

By Mike Brown, Executive Director of the National Association of State Conservation Agencies and Associate Board Supervisor of the Kent Conservation District in Delaware Did you know? That conservation districts, working in concert with NRCS, are ineffective as deliverers of soil and water conservation on private lands? That agricultural conservation programs only focus on farm-scale… Continue reading →

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