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Oyster Reef Restoration with Parsons Seafood, Tuckerton NJ (Great Bay)

Ocean County Soil Conservation District's Sustainable Practice's for Aquaculture Resources Conservation project (SPARC) continues efforts to provide technical assistance to aquaculture farmers in the Barnegat and Great Bay watersheds to further develop the conservation practices of the NJ NRCS Aquaculture Initiative. Under the direction of District Director, Christine Raabe, earlier this year, Kristin Adams, Ocean… Continue reading →

Soil Health to Boost Ecosystem Resilience

After years of research and field study, Tomasz Falkowski is putting his experience about the importance of healthy soils into practice. “I think the land is an excellent teacher of what will work, particularly in the New Mexico area,” the Associate Forestry Professor at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas said. “Learning the language… Continue reading →

State Forestry Agency Helps Provide Questions, Support

Earlier this year, Nebraska hosted the international Envirothon competition, which meant that Nebraska Forest Service participated in contributing questions in one of the four core areas: forestry. Coming up with questions can be a rigorous process. “We like to joke that it’s kind of a condensed version of an undergraduate degree,” said Nebraska Envirothon Committee… Continue reading →

Forestry Q&A with Michael Crowder

        Michael Crowder President, NACD NACD President Michael Crowder manages farming operations in Illinois and Washington state and is actively involved in the management of his family’s third-generation farm in Indiana. For eight years, Crowder taught wetland restoration, wildlife science and ecology as an adjunct professor at Washington State University Tri-Cities. He… Continue reading →

Helping Kids Understand the ‘Why’ of Forestry

For the Tillamook School District, located about 70 miles west of Portland, Oregon, Envirothon is almost a rite of passage when it comes to learning about forestry. “We’re a forestry community,” Tillamook High School Natural Resources Career Technical Education and Science Teacher Lori Loeffler said. “We have two mills in town, so these kids have… Continue reading →

South Dakota Districts Pool Resources to Address EAB

Kingsbury Conservation District was recently awarded funding from the South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR), Resource Conservation and Forestry Division for an urban forestry project to address the emerald ash borer (EAB). The insect was confirmed in the southeastern portion of the state in two counties in 2020, killing green ash in… Continue reading →

MACD Secures $3M in State Funding for Conservation Districts

This September, the Michigan Association of Conservation Districts (MACD) secured base operational funding from Michigan’s State Legislative budget for the first time in 12 years. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) awarded 169 grants totaling an estimated $9.7 million to 75 Michigan conservation districts (CDs) to implement voluntary conservation practices on private… Continue reading →

Maine SWCD Contributes to American Chestnut Research

Maine’s Central Aroostook Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) has partnered with the Maine Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation conducting research to bring back forest chestnut trees. “We have a huge bear population and a growing wild turkey population that rely heavily on nut-bearing trees to get through the winter,” Central Aroostook SWCD Executive… Continue reading →

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