Cattle and prescribed burns are restoring Louisiana longleaf ecosystem

Louisiana soil and water conservation districts (SWCDs) are using a multi-practice approach and funding from the Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership (LRP) to restore longleaf pine and its diverse ecosystem on non-industrial private forestlands that are located within the historic range. "The soil and water conservation districts that operate within Louisiana’s historic longleaf pine range…… Continue reading →

Virginia districts implement practices to restore wildlife habitat

Mountain Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is partnering with other agencies and implementing practices that are restoring wildlife habitat and improving water quality. “We’re taking a landscape approach in addressing resource concerns in the Lower Cowpasture watershed,” NRCS District Conservationist Charles Simmons said. “We’re bringing partners together and bringing resources together to change the…… Continue reading →

Oregon SWCD funding provides major boost for all-lands project

Jackson County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) contributed $32,000 annually for three years of a Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership (LRP) that was a catalyst in the ability to implement a multi-million dollar, all-lands approach to forest restoration and fuel reduction treatment in and around the Ashland Creek Watershed in Jackson County, Ore. The…… Continue reading →

Trinity County RCD works toward wildfire protection, resource restoration

Three years after intense, widespread wildfires ravaged the area, Trinity County Resource Conservation District (RCD) began working with local and state partners to restore and protect habitat while repairing communities in California. With assistance from Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership (LRP) funding, the Trinity County Community Protection Project is using burn practices and other programs…… Continue reading →

Michigan district assists landowners in treating autumn olive spread

[DISPLAY_ULTIMATE_SOCIAL_ICONS] Wexford County Conservation District (WCCD) is tackling a problem conservation districts unknowingly created more than half a century ago: autumn olive. “It was a problem we kind of created,” Larry Czelusta, forester for Wexford Conservation District in Michigan, said. “We didn’t know the unintended consequences that would arise in the future. The very thing…… Continue reading →

NACD Forestry Notes Q&A: Larry Wiseman, Vibrant Cities Lab

[DISPLAY_ULTIMATE_SOCIAL_ICONS] Larry Wiseman formed CenterLine Strategy after a 29-year career as founding president and CEO of the American Forest Foundation. In 2010, he received the Legacy Award from the Arbor Day Foundation for career achievement in forestry. Since then, he’s served as Chair of the National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council (NUCFAC) and acts…… Continue reading →

RCDs working to address wildfire concerns with help from CAL FIRE

[DISPLAY_ULTIMATE_SOCIAL_ICONS] Through a variety of funding sources – including $1.9 million from the state of California – El Dorado County and Georgetown Divide Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs) are working with several agencies to implement a cohesive land management strategy to prevent significant wildfire destruction. The Sly Park Vegetation Management Project is a three-phase, all-lands approach…… 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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