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National Conservation Foundation: Investing in Tomorrow

By Steve Robinson What is the best conservation success story you heard in 2019? Whether it was overcoming a challenge or creating something that was deeply and truly needed, chances are it’s a tale where a group came together to accomplish something bigger than themselves. These collective efforts are the backbone of passionate work, and… Continue reading →

ESA Update: Recent News on the Endangered Species Act

By Adam Pugh With the ongoing efforts to modernize the Endangered Species Act (ESA) fully under way, August in Washington, D.C., was quite busy this year despite the Congressional recess. On August 27, 2019, the Departments of the Interior and Commerce (known as the “Services”) moved forward as they published final versions of the proposed… Continue reading →

2019 RCPP Applications – What You Need to Know

By Eric Hansen The Regional Conservation Partnership Program application period is now open! Earlier this month, USDA launched the 2019 application period for the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). RCPP matches Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) funding with non-federal funding and in-kind support to implement targeted conservation projects using farm bill conservation programs. Projects have… Continue reading →

Growing trees, growing conservation in Ohio

Ohio’s Licking County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) recently teamed up with an organic nutritional supplement manufacturer to convert farmland into forest to grow the company’s mission, as well as the SWCD's community conservation vision. After purchasing property that previously was used as hayfields, Muscle Feast of Nashport, Ohio, contacted the Licking County SWCD… Continue reading →

Duval SWCD celebrates 66th anniversary

By Josie Fuentes Despite the warm temperatures, local supporters were not deterred from showing up to celebrate the Duval Soil and Water Conservation District’s (SWCD) 66th anniversary. Local sponsors, community advocates, city council members and members of the public were all present at the rooftop deck of Intuition Ale Works in the downtown Urban Core.… Continue reading →

Seeking Leaders in Windy Times

By Sunni Heikes-Knapton and Ray Ledgerwood When the winds of life blow our way, what do we do? It depends on who you are. Some complain.  Others wait for change. The truly wise ones understand the conditions for what they are, and they adapt to persevere. These realists are our modern-day leaders, and they learned… Continue reading →

Sussex Conservation District Demonstrates Planting Green

By Katrina Vaitkus On Tuesday, Aug. 20, Delaware’s Sussex Conservation District held its annual Soil Health Field Day. This year, the theme was ‘Planting Green’. Hosted at NACD Soil Health Champion Chip Baker’s farm, approximately 100 people gathered to learn about how to manage fields to boost organic matter and weed suppression. The day began… Continue reading →

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