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PLT helps teachers, local SWCD connect students with environment

Virginia's Hanover-Caroline Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is working with teachers to expand conservation education opportunities within the Hanover County Public Schools district. Hanover-Caroline SWCD staff facilitated a Project Learning Tree (PLT) professional development program for teachers prior to the start of the school year to guide teachers on how to integrate environmental education… Continue reading →

Investing in Tomorrow: The NCF Year in Review

As the year comes to a close, we at the National Conservation Foundation (NCF) are grateful for the tireless work of our volunteers throughout our network of conservation districts and local Envirothon programs. We know none of the work that NCF supports would be accomplished without you. Just look at what we have been accomplishing… Continue reading →

Conservation Innovation at the Forefront at NACD’s 2020 Annual Meeting

By Laura Demmel Innovations within the conservation space are happening all the time. From landscape planning tools, agriculture precision tools, remote sensing tools, artificial intelligence and machine learning, and seed and nutrient discoveries, technology is undoubtedly changing the way we deliver conservation on the ground.   The landscape of conservation innovation may rightly feel overwhelming… Continue reading →

District working to improve Cleveland’s tree canopy

Ohio’s Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is in the early stages of work on a Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) project that would expand tree planting and landowner education on larger properties. It’s part of a broader effort by the district, with help from government entities, to increase tree canopy in urban areas.… Continue reading →

Committee holds hearing on agriculture’s role in climate change

By Lea Mayer On Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis held a hearing on agriculture’s ability to positively impact and mitigate the effects of climate change. Entitled, "Solving the Climate Crisis: Opportunities in Agriculture," the hearing introduced key components in Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) that would help reduce greenhouse gas… Continue reading →

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