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NACD Soil Health Champions Network Reaches 200 Members

By Beth Mason This month, the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) Soil Health Champions Network surpassed 200 members across the United States and is still in the process of confirming more members every day. Since its inception in 2015, the NACD Soil Health Champions Network has brought together landowners and operators that not only… Continue reading →

Urban tree program helps improve Washington communities

A grant from the Puyallup Watershed Initiative is allowing Washington’s Pierce Conservation District (PCD) to strengthen its jurisdictional partnerships and add canopy coverage in some of Pierce County’s most urban areas. Over the past three years, the PCD has received $45,000 for its urban tree sale, which offers discounted trees to city and county residents… Continue reading →

Department of Interior Reorganization

By Chris Heck This post will be continuously updated as the reorganization process moves forward. Feedback on the DOI’s reorganization plan can be sent here. Timeline: January 10, 2018: Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced a planned reorganization of the Department of the Interior (DOI). The reorganization plan includes the creation of “13 Common… Continue reading →

Forestry Notes Q&A: Will Novy-Hildesley

By Mike Beacom Forestry Notes Q&A: Will Novy-Hildesley Executive Director, North American Forest Partnership Will Novy-Hildesley has extensive experience with the forest sector, developing new initiatives, and leading multi-stakeholder brand initiatives that bridge for-profit/non-profit and government. He joined the North American Forest Partnership (NAFP) recognizing a tremendous opportunity to bring together many diverse interests with… Continue reading →

Did You Know? Soil and Water Conservation Commission Implements Pilot Program to Train Supervisors

By Bryan Evans, North Carolina Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts Executive Director Note from the editor: North Carolina serves on the District Operations/Member Services Committee. The committee has decided to return the focus of "Did You Know?" content to elements of District Official Training and/or District Operations. The information below does not pertain… Continue reading →

2017 End of Year Congressional Update

By Coleman Garrison As Congress wraps up its work for 2017 and NACD looks ahead to the new year, we wanted to let you know where things stand on a few topics. This week, Congress narrowly avoided a shutdown of the federal government by passing another short-term Continuing Resolution (CR) which will fund the federal… Continue reading →

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