Urban & Community Conservation

Silvopasture getting closer look in Southeast

By Mike Beacom Dr. Alan Franzluebbers didn’t go looking for silvopasture; the practice was waiting for him. The research ecologist relocated four years ago to a position with North Carolina State University's Department of Soil Science. Having researched pasture systems for more than a decade in Georgia, Franzluebbers inherited a silvopasture study already underway at…… Continue reading →

Bruce Brown and the importance of Forest Stewardship plans

By Mike Beacom Bruce Brown always wanted a tree farm. There was something appealing to him about walking among wildlife; seeing the land transform through the seasons. He also has forestland stewardship in his blood. In 1993, Bruce and his wife purchased 40 acres of hog pasture near the Brown family farm in southern Illinois. “You can’t…… Continue reading →

Sentinel Landscapes designated in Fl., Minn., & N.C.

By Jaime Simon WASHINGTON, July 24, 2016 – The U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA), Defense (DoD), and the Interior have designated Avon Park Air Force Range in Florida, Camp Ripley in Minnesota, and 33 counties in eastern North Carolina as the newest Sentinel Landscapes. Sentinel Landscapes are places where preserving the working and rural character…… Continue reading →

What’s Envirothon? NACD’s Katie Stump explains.

By Whitney Forman-Cook WASHINGTON, June 17, 2016 – The National Association of Conservation Districts works in tandem with the National Conservation Foundation to implement nationwide programming that promotes conservation education. One of those efforts is the NCF Envirothon. You might not be familiar with Envirothon, but trust me, you want to be. Envirothon is an…… Continue reading →

Wait or anticipate? One couple’s ash tree choice

Editor's Note: The author of this blog post, Mike Mascoe, is the public information specialist for Nebraska's Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (NRD). His dilemma in deciding what was best for his property and beloved ash tree is a decision many homeowners are forced to make. ... It’s coming. A year later it was…… Continue reading →

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