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Conservation in the Caribbean: Emergency Watershed Protection

By NACD Southeast Region Representative Phylis Vandevere and USDA-NRCS Caribbean Area Program Analyst Julie Wright Just days after Hurricanes Irma and Maria, a team of 16 Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) employees from across the country traveled to the Caribbean to assess watershed damages and imminent threats to life and property. The storms were two… Continue reading →

Oklahoma RCPP Project Promotes Healthy Soils

By NACD Intern Katrina Vaitkus In Oklahoma, a state deeply affected during the Dust Bowl, erosion is a major concern. Since the region's soil is highly erodible, farmers must consider soil health practices that will reduce erosion and preserve water quality. Sarah Blaney, executive director of the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts (OACD), has been… Continue reading →

Sussex CD RCPP Project Tackles Watershed Restoration

By NACD Intern Meghan Selip Sussex Conservation District (SCD), in Sussex County, Del., is a district with experience and great insight on carrying out Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) projects. SCD began working on projects quickly after the funding pool was awarded through the 2014 Farm Bill. SCD has worked on many successful RCPP projects… Continue reading →

Conservación en el Caribe: Impactos y Esperanza

Por el miembro de la Junta Ejecutiva de la Región Sudeste de NACD, Jim Harreld 26 de junio de 2018 – Los impactos de los huracanes Irma y María pueden haber desaparecido de la cobertura mediática, pero continúan pesando sobre millones de estadounidenses, particularmente en Puerto Rico y las Islas Vírgenes de EE. UU. En… Continue reading →

Conservation in the Caribbean: Technical Assistance Grants

By Director of Projects and Partnerships Rich Duesterhaus June 28, 2018 - After the hurricanes last year, conservation districts and their partners in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) were confronted with heavy workloads and staff shortages to implement conservation practices. Additionally, districts in Puerto Rico had just undergone some significant restructuring to… Continue reading →

Conservation in the Caribbean: Part Three

By NRCS Caribbean Area Director Edwin Almodóvar  June 27, 2018 – It’s been a privilege to be in Puerto Rico this week with leaders and staff from the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD). With the help of our conservation districts and partners, we are having meaningful discussions and educating NACD’s team about the specific… Continue reading →

NACD’s Take: The 2018 Senate Farm Bill

By NACD Director of Government Affairs Coleman Garrison On Friday, June 8, the Senate Ag Committee released its 2018 Farm Bill (S. 3042), and the legislation passed out of committee on Wednesday, June 13. NACD staff have been busy analyzing the bill to see how our priorities fared. We look forward to working with the… Continue reading →

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