Technical Assistance

Oyster Reef Restoration with Parsons Seafood, Tuckerton NJ (Great Bay)

Ocean County Soil Conservation District's Sustainable Practice's for Aquaculture Resources Conservation project (SPARC) continues efforts to provide technical assistance to aquaculture farmers in the Barnegat and Great Bay watersheds to further develop the conservation practices of the NJ NRCS Aquaculture Initiative. Under the direction of District Director, Christine Raabe, earlier this year, Kristin Adams, Ocean…… Continue reading →

Caribe SWCD Delivers Customer-Focused Conservation with Help of Technical Assistance Grant Funding

By Candice Abinanti Located in the southern region of Puerto Rico known for its natural resources and outdoor recreation opportunities, including beaches, fresh seafood and mountains ideal for coffee growing, the Caribe Soil and Water Conservation District’s (SWCD) diverse clients face some common challenges. As Gelyan Reyes, former district soil  conservation technician recently hired by…… Continue reading →

Fuel Reduction Strategies in Montana

By Katrina Vaitkus In Golden Valley and Musselshell counties, wildfires are a common occurrence. However, as with many areas this year, these counties have seen increased activity. Just a few months ago, the area battled the Bobcat Fire, which grew to over 30,000 acres before it was contained. To reduce wildfire risk and help landowners…… Continue reading →

Providing Technical Assistance to Improve Water Quality

By Katrina Vaitkus [caption id="attachment_38359" align="alignleft" width="391"] Montgomery County SWCD, a S.T.A.R. Licensee, held a farm tour in 2019 to a 4-STAR field in which a multi-species cover crop mix was growing. Gundy attended and presented S.T.A.R. to farmers and technical advisors.[/caption] In Champaign County, Illinois, one of the major natural resource issues is water…… Continue reading →

Showcasing Conservation Despite In-Person Tour Restrictions

By Katrina Vaitkus The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has undoubtedly altered the day-to-day practices of conservation districts across the nation; however, conservation does not stop. The Northeast Elko Conservation District in Nevada found an innovative way to keep its annual Shoesole Resource Management Group Tour on the calendar and continue their important outreach work. With a…… Continue reading →

SWCD helping Charlotte, N.C. achieve tree canopy mission

The Mecklenburg Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is helping to shape policy for tree canopy conservation in North Carolina. Earlier this year, the city of Charlotte created a Tree Canopy Action Plan Stakeholder team in response to public outcry to a tree ordinance amendment. Mecklenburg SWCD already works closely with the city’s Stormwater Committee,…… Continue reading →

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