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Top Five Resources on NACD’s Members Only Section

By Sara Kangas Earlier this month, NACD launched a Members Only section of our website rife with resources to help districts and state/territory associations with their day-to-day operations. Additional materials are available for districts/associations that have paid dues for NACD’s 2018 Fiscal Year (FY18), which runs from October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018. Instructions…… Continue reading →

Did You Know? National Conservation Planning Partnership

NACD is a partner in the National Conservation Planning Partnership, along with NRCS, the National Association of State Conservation Agencies (NASCA), the National Conservation District Employees Association (NCDEA), and the National Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils (NARC&DC). Did You Know? NCPP was formed in 2015 to emphasize the critical role that conservation planning plays in…… Continue reading →

VESP means good stewardship in Vermont

By Bill Berry What good things are there to say about the Vermont Environmental Stewardship Program (VESP)? Let us count some of the ways. The program will be piloted this year and next on 10 to 12 farms. It is an example of cooperative conservation at its best with roles for federal, state, and local…… Continue reading →

County-level conservation department, tribe in Wisconsin partner to expand access and delivery on Indian lands

Tribal Outreach and Partnership Success Story: Oneida Tribe and Outagamie County Land Conservation Department in Wisconsin By Dave Vogel In Wisconsin, the Oneida Tribe has been an active participant in conservation programs implementing buffers, restoring native prairies, and eliminating fish blockages throughout the Lower Fox River Watershed. Most recently, the Oneida Tribe established a cooperative agreement with the…… Continue reading →

Did You Know? NACD has a new logo

NACD may have a new look, but our identity remains rooted. We support and promote this nation’s 3,000 conservation districts. Updating the look of NACD’s branding elements – and publishing guidelines on their use – gives our organization and its members a foundation to enhance NACD brand awareness and name recognition nationwide. It is crucial…… Continue reading →

Growing an urban farming community with microgreens

By Lindsey Carver and Tonya Taylor [caption id="attachment_9448" align="alignright" width="262"] Purdue stands inside her CropBox, a turn-key agricultural system capable of growing the equivalent of an acre of field grown crops within a 320-square foot footprint.[/caption] Hydroponic producer Tami Purdue grows a long list of microgreen crops, but that's not all she grows. Purdue also helped…… Continue reading →

What’s in a soil science certification?

Guest column by Marta McCoy NACD has been a partner to the Tri-Societies (made up of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America) for decades. Not only do these organizations share many of the same values and philosophies - especially when it comes to the efficacy of science-based soil management practices - they also share an…… Continue reading →

Leopold Award honors conservationists on working lands

[caption id="attachment_9271" align="alignright" width="394"] Jim Krueger, executive director for the Kansas Association of Conservation Districts.[/caption] By Sara Kangas Time and time again, we’ve seen that locally-led, voluntary conservation on working lands is one of the biggest driving forces of effectively preserving and protecting natural resources. Landowners across the nation are committed to this very principle,…… Continue reading →

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