Anchorage SWCD: Cultivating Alaska’s Future

In November 2021, the Anchorage Soil and Water Conservation District (ASWCD) in Alaska was re-established with a renewed focus on addressing local environmental challenges. The district has swiftly expanded its team, with four experienced employees specializing in natural resource management. Current initiatives include the Invasive Species Program, Urban Agriculture Program, and Native Plants Program, along…… Continue reading →

Washington Partnership Recognized for Outstanding Work

The Clallam Conservation District (CCD) and the Quileute Tribe recently received a Conservation District Tribal Partnership Award for the relationship the two groups have developed to meet the conservation needs of Clallam County in Washington over the past five years. “It’s a win-win, in that we work together as much as we can on everything,”…… Continue reading →

SWCD Advancing Tribal Agroforestry Work

The Navajo Nation Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is expanding its outreach and education efforts, in part to promote more agroforestry practices with Arizona’s Navajo Farmers and Ranchers. Little Colorado River SWCD is one of five tribal conservation districts on Navajo. Little Colorado River SWCD Board President Sadie Lister said many traditional Navajo practices…… 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 →

Did You Know? Districts are helping Native American tribes put conservation on the ground

By David Vogel, NACD Tribal Outreach and Partnership Resource Policy Group advisor Did you know that NACD is helping conservation districts and Native American tribes establish mutually-beneficial partnerships in putting conservation on the ground? In 2017, NACD established a new resource policy group (RPG) under the Natural Resources Policy Committee with the mission to assist…… Continue reading →

County-level conservation department, tribe in Wisconsin partner to expand access and delivery on Indian lands

Tribal Outreach and Partnership Success Story: Oneida Tribe and Outagamie County Land Conservation Department in Wisconsin By Dave Vogel In Wisconsin, the Oneida Tribe has been an active participant in conservation programs implementing buffers, restoring native prairies, and eliminating fish blockages throughout the Lower Fox River Watershed. Most recently, the Oneida Tribe established a cooperative agreement with the…… Continue reading →

Oklahoma CDs partner to expand access, delivery of conservation services to Indian and non-Indian lands

Tribal Outreach and Partnership Success Story: Creek Nation Natural Resource Conservation District and Hughes County Conservation District in Oklahoma By Dale Jenkins and Ed Mouss Oklahoma's Hughes County Conservation District has supported its neighbor, the Creek Nation Natural Resource Conservation District, since CNNRCD was established in 2014. Early on, the two districts developed a cooperative agreement to expand…… Continue reading →

NACD’s newest Tribal RPG publishes first success story

by Dave Vogel NACD established the Tribal Outreach and Partnership (TOP) Resource Policy Group (RPG) at the 2017 Annual Meeting in Denver to assist conservation districts across the country in reaching out to and partnering with tribes on conservation projects. Among the TOP RPG’s main objectives is to promote successful outreach and partnership efforts on…… Continue reading →

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