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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 →

Conservation in the Caribbean: The Strength in Membership

By NACD Southeast Region Executive Board Member Jim Harreld June 26, 2018—The impacts of Hurricanes Irma and Maria may have disappeared from daily news coverage, but they continue to weigh on millions of Americans—particularly those in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In September 2017, Hurricanes Irma and Maria pummeled the U.S. Atlantic island territories as… Continue reading →

Conservation in the Caribbean: Part One

By NACD President Brent Van Dyke In September 2017, Hurricanes Irma and Maria pummeled the U.S. Atlantic island territories as Category 4 storms. June 25, 2018 – This week, leaders and staff from the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) are in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to meet with conservation districts and… Continue reading →

Celebrate Pollinator Week – Five Ways You Can Help Today

By NACD Communications Manager Sara Kangas As spring concludes and summer finally arrives, you're likely seeing more critters around your garden hard at work. Today marks the beginning of National Pollinator Week, an annual event to raise awareness of the animals and invertebrates that make our ecosystems function. In addition to graphics on NACD's social… Continue reading →

Vermont district is helping to show the value of urban forestry

Caring for the canopy is a top priority of Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District (WNRCD). With 47 municipalities under its jurisdiction, WNRCD’s efforts have led to a collaboration with the Vermont Monitoring Cooperative (VMC), the University of Vermont Rubenstein School of the Environment (UVM), and the city of Winooski to support the city’s efforts to… Continue reading →

Ohio Districts Collaborate to Create Best Management Practices

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) Division of Forestry and Ohio’s soil and water conservation districts (SWCD) have formed a partnership to reduce forestry pollution statewide and create best management practices for loggers. Mindy Bankey, CEO of the Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (OFSWCD), believes good things are happening as a result… Continue reading →

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