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NACD Annual Meeting TA Grant Participant: Kalani Fortina

This blog post is part of a nine-part series highlighting technical assistance (TA) grant recipient participation at NACD’s 76th Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL. This post’s author, Kalani Fortina of Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District in NE, attended the meeting as a TA speaker. This year, for the first time, NACD offered stipends to 2019… Continue reading →

NACD Annual Meeting TA Grant Participant: Anna Olsen

This blog post is part of a nine-part series highlighting technical assistance (TA) grant recipient participation at NACD’s 76th Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL. This post’s author, Anna Olsen of Cachuma Resource Conservation District in CA, attended the meeting as a TA speaker. In 2019, Cachuma Resource Conservation District (CRCD) received a Technical Assistance Grant… Continue reading →

NACD Annual Meeting TA Grant Participant: Chelsea Steffes

This blog post is part of a nine-part series highlighting technical assistance (TA) grant recipient participation at NACD’s 76th Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL. This post’s author, Chelsea Steffes of Cape Atlantic Conservation District in NJ, attended the meeting with a TA stipend. On February 15, 2022, I celebrated my first year as a district… Continue reading →

NACD Annual Meeting TA Grant Participant: Noreen Berden

This blog post is part of a nine-part series highlighting technical assistance (TA) grant recipient participation at NACD’s 76th Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL. This post’s author, Noreen Berden of Hendry Soil and Water Conservation District in FL, attended the meeting with a TA stipend. We came from all over the United States, from rural… Continue reading →

Maine SWCD coordinates Arbor Day event for elementary students

Maine’s Androscoggin Valley Soil and Water Conservation District helped coordinate a tree planting event on Arbor Day with elementary students from Lisbon Community School. “We planned a full schedule so all students would have time to be outside, learn about their local forest ecosystem, and participate in planting a native tree,” said Emma Lorusso, Androscoggin… Continue reading →

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Coalition provides resources to forest farmers

By Mike Beacom The Appalachia Beginning Forest Farmer Coalition (ABFFC) is connecting forest farmers (both new and experienced) with one another across the East Coast, as well as supporting agencies and programs to enhance and grow the agroforestry practice. The coalition provides members with a network of resources including in-depth, multiday training and technical resources… Continue reading →

A Friends of NACD District Grant Helps the Eastern Connecticut Conservation District Establish Trails and Habitat at Outdoor Education Center

By Dan Mullins, Executive Director, Eastern Connecticut Conservation District and Candice Abinanti, NACD Southeast Region Representative The Eastern Connecticut Conservation District (ECCD) considers itself fortunate to own 85 acres of land in Brooklyn, Connecticut. The land features a wide variety of habitats and natural resources, and the ECCD is currently working to develop an outdoor… Continue reading →

Local Residents Help Maine SWCD Track Street Trees

Southern Aroostook Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) partnered with neighborhood residents to establish a tree inventory in Houlton, Maine, which will guide the district in future street tree diversity and help increase tree canopy. The idea grew three years ago when District Manager Angie Wotton was talking with residents over coffee, and talk turned… Continue reading →

Kansas Conservation Districts Embracing a New Platform: Podcasts

Kansas Conservation Districts are getting the word out about natural resource conservation in a whole new way. In a podcast through Great Plains Regeneration and the High Plains Journal, underwritten by the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Division of Conservation (DOC), host Jessica Gnad interviewed two of the state’s greatest conservation leaders: Rod Voorhees and Daryl… Continue reading →

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