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2018 Farm Bill Breakdown: RCPP

Now that President Donald Trump has signed the 2018 Farm Bill into law, NACD’s Government Affairs Team will be releasing a series of blog posts to break down the bill in more detail with the expected changes folks can expect on the ground as USDA works to implement the new law.  Changes Coming to RCPP… Continue reading →

2018 Farm Bill Breakdown: EQIP

Now that President Donald Trump has signed the 2018 Farm Bill into law, NACD’s Government Affairs Team will be releasing a series of blog posts to break down the bill in more detail with the expected changes folks can expect on the ground as USDA works to implement the new law.  The Environmental Quality Incentives… Continue reading →

Oneida County SWCD expanding its urban forestry work

New York’s Oneida County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is branching out into urban forestry through a $48,450 grant the district received from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). This past year, Oneida County SWCD applied for this urban forestry grant after speaking with potential community partners. The SWCD is one… Continue reading →

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 →

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