Search

Forestry

SWCD shares experiences using FEMA grant

The Claunch-Pinto Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) in New Mexico is working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) near wildfire-ravaged areas across the state through the FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. "It is a long, detailed process," District Manager Dierdre Tarr said. "But worth the time and effort." “It’s a learning curve where you…… Continue reading →

Washington State district helps update community resource handbook

The Cascadia Conservation District (CD) in Wenatchee, Wash., partnered with the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust and nearly a dozen other Washington State agencies to update the Chelan County Good Neighbor Handbook, a 36-page guide for property owners, newcomers and residents. “We all recognize the partnerships, collaboration and efficiency that is gained through a joint outreach effort…… Continue reading →

Nebraska district combats forest decline with tree planting program

With varying weather extremes affecting the forestry landscape, the North Platte Natural Resources District (NRD) in Scottsbluff, Neb., is working diversity and restoration into its 17 communities through the Free Trees for Fall Planting program. The district, in partnership with the Nebraska Forest Service and the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum’s Trees for Nebraska Towns, has successfully…… Continue reading →

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 →

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 →

Forestry Notes Q&A: Jad Daley

Jad Daley is the President and CEO of American Forests, the nation’s oldest forest conservation organization founded in 1875. Daley has a long record of leadership in the forest community, including co-founding the Forest-Climate Working Group, which he continues to co-chair, and leading the 22-state Eastern Forest Partnership. Daley has also played a lead role…… Continue reading →

Workshop helps expand the network of agroforestry technical service providers

In September, the Washington State University (WSU) Extension, Oregon State University (OSU), the Pacific Northwest Agroforestry Working Group, and the USDA National Agroforestry Center hosted a workshop for natural resource professionals in Spokane, Wash., that focused on agroforestry in the region. Participants were primarily staff from conservation districts, but also included private consultants, state agency…… Continue reading →

Latest News

Calendar of Events

Find your Local District