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TA grant helps get things moving in South Carolina

South Carolina’s Barnwell Soil and Water Conservation District (BSWCD) has been able to dig in to a backlog of Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) applications with the help of an NACD technical assistance grant. In 2018, when the district was awarded the grant, Bamberg and Barnwell counties had a backlog of more than 400 highly…… Continue reading →

Rhode Island conservation districts expand conservation planning for farmers

Rhode Island’s three conservation districts are expanding efforts to help farmers develop and implement farm conservation plans. A $179,520 NACD technical assistance grant allowed the districts to hire two full time staff members, one at Northern Rhode Island Conservation District (NRICD), and the other at Southern Rhode Island Conservation District (SRICD). NRICD conservation and farm…… Continue reading →

Brown County SWCD helping to ‘whittle down’ EQIP backlog

In January 2018, Ohio’s Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) received a technical assistance grant from the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) designed to add capacity at the local level to provide more assistance to landowners. This technical assistance grant…… Continue reading →

NACD Grant Helps Develop Partnerships, Positive Conservation Efforts

By Howard SWCD District Technician Hunter Slifka [caption id="attachment_28477" align="alignright" width="300"] Newly-seeded grassed waterway in Howard County[/caption] After receiving a technical assistance grant from the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) earlier this year, the Howard Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) in Cresco, Iowa, is fortifying its partnerships and increasing conservation on the ground.…… Continue reading →

Howard SWCD uses technical assistance funds to work with local landowners, protect streambanks

By Hunter Slifka [caption id="attachment_27982" align="alignright" width="283"] Technicians survey a streambank after completion.[/caption] Streams have the power to meander, move sediment, power industries, and destruct shorelines. With increasing flooding in recent years due to large rain events in the Midwest, streambanks in the region have been affected greatly. Programs and practices like shoreline protection and…… Continue reading →

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