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Friends of NACD District Grant Helps Richland SWCD Launch a Seed Sanctuary and Garner New Public Awareness

By Mary Hannah Lindsay In 2020, the Richland Soil and Water Conservation District (RSWCD), located in Columbia, S.C, launched a Seed Sanctuary through the “Re-Seeding Richland” project. The project received funding support from the Friends of NACD District Grants Program. The Seed Sanctuary is a free seed share program. Residents of Richland County request small… Continue reading →

Appreciating the “dance” of forest soil health management

Carl Struck and Johanne Riddick’s Ponderosa restoration effort in New Mexico has grown into a diverse, robust ecosystem. Recently, Struck and Riddick have been recognized as NACD Soil Health Champions for their work. “Our initial management goals did not include supporting and increasing soil health,” Struck said. “The condition of the soils came into focus… Continue reading →

Maine Conservation Districts Make Good Use of Demonstration Forests

By Linda Brownson Maine conservation districts make good use of demonstration forests and provide high value to landowners and communities.  Located in York, Oxford, Somerset and Piscataquis counties, these sites demonstrate best forestry management practices, active timber management, forest ecology and responsible stewardship, while also providing educational tools for students, private woodland owners and professional… Continue reading →

Westmoreland Conservation District awards Frye Family as 2020 Conservation Farmer of the Year

The Westmoreland Conservation District (CD) in Westmoreland County, Pa., has been recognizing outstanding conservation farmers since 1953 with its annual "Conservation Farmer of the Year" Award. Each year, the CD's Board of Directors votes to choose the awardee based on recommendations provided by the district's agricultural specialist. The award recognizes a farmer's outstanding application and… Continue reading →

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