Forestry

Mississippi districts, NWTF help to educate the next generation

Mississippi conservation districts are working with the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) to educate youth and encourage conservation measures and interest in wildlife habitat management. NWTF has helped conservation districts organize conservation and hunting field days geared toward youth in Stone, Jackson, George, Harrison, Hancock and Pearl River Counties. “This gives us a good opportunity…… Continue reading →

Wyoming district helps restore streambank, improve fish habitat

Saratoga Encampment Rawlins Conservation District and the Brush Creek-Hayden U.S. Forest Service Ranger District have been working with other agencies and organizations to improve aquatic habitats by removing or modifying in-channel barriers and stabilizing riverbanks. The project began in 2011 on the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest and included collaboration with Christina Barrineau with the Wyoming…… Continue reading →

Wyoming district and partners work to reduce fuel loads

Campbell County Conservation District (CD) is partnering with the Wyoming State Forestry Division and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to address two key issues: thinning forests to make stands more resilient to insects and diseases, such as the mountain pine beetle, and reducing fuel loads to restrict wildfire damage and improve wildlife habitat. “When…… Continue reading →

New England Leadership Meeting focuses on forestry

The New England Leadership Meeting (NELM) met Mar. 25-26 at Wentworth by the Sea in Portsmouth, N.H., bringing together conservation leaders from the six New England states. NELM has been meeting annually since the 1960s and is a special occasion for conservation districts and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to discuss current resource concerns,…… Continue reading →

Forestry Notes Q&A: Congressman Bruce Westerman

Congressman Bruce Westerman is serving his third term as representative from the fourth district of Arkansas. He serves on the Committee on Natural Resources and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, where he is Ranking Member of the Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee. Westerman graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science…… Continue reading →

Sherburne SWCD expands EAB detection partnerships

The Sherburne Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is partnering with new agencies and using the power of volunteers to ensure forest health in Minnesota. Sherburne SWCD held two volunteer training sessions this year to recruit community members to assist in pruning trees and observing woodpeckers for early emerald ash borer (EAB) detection, the fifth…… Continue reading →

Minnesota SWCD battles oak wilt

Minnesota’s Morrison County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is awaiting legislative approval for a grant that would allow the district to treat oak wilt along the northwestern edge of the disease in Minnesota before it strikes state forestland. “This area is a strategic spot to control oak wilt,” state Department of Natural Resources (DNR)…… Continue reading →

Alabama field day helps educate hundreds

Thanks to its relationship with Saloom Properties LLC, Conecuh County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is able to educate Alabama landowners about a variety of programs available for their forestland. Conecuh County SWCD coordinated with Saloom Tree Farms to hold a field day in September that drew more than 300 people on a rainy…… Continue reading →

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