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Saving our brook trout with wood in streams

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in April 2019 in the winter edition of National Woodlands magazine and is the second of a series of articles in partnership with The National Woodland Owners Association (NWOA). By Linda Brownson As a first-time forestland owner located in the foothills of the White Mountains of New Hampshire,… Continue reading →

NACD Supports Boot Camp Bridge

By Teresa Matteson Thanks to NACD funding, I attended NRCS Conservation Planning Boot Camp in Lincoln, Neb., in May of 2018. Entering a room of 34 classmates, many of whom were less than half my age, was a bit daunting. During the first week of the course, Darnell Dunson, one of my younger classmates, initiated… Continue reading →

Central New York district promotes growing food instead of lawns

By Marissa Phelps In 2019, the Cortland County Soil and Water Conservation District (CCSWCD) located in Central New York was awarded funding through the National Association of Conservation Districts’ (NACD) Urban Agriculture Conservation (UAC) Initiative to develop a new program promoting urban agriculture and natural resource conservation. “Fresh Connections: Promoting Urban Agriculture and Natural Resource… Continue reading →

Getting Cover on Prevented Planting Ground

Flooding across the Midwest has kept farmers from planting an unusually high number of acres this spring. Unable to plant their cash crop, many farmers are taking a second look at cover crops in order to maintain living cover on their fields and prevent erosion. Unfortunately, the relationship between cover crops and prevented planting crop… Continue reading →

Forestry RPG learns about island forestry and post-storm recovery

Last week, the NACD Forestry Resource Policy Group (RPG) held its annual summer meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The group was joined by federal partners representing the U.S. Forest Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), National Association of State Foresters, National Agroforestry Center and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as well as agency partners… Continue reading →

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