Saving our brook trout with wood in streams

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in April 2019 in the winter edition of National Woodlands magazine and is the second of a series of articles in partnership with The National Woodland Owners Association (NWOA). By Linda Brownson As a first-time forestland owner located in the foothills of the White Mountains of New Hampshire,…… Continue reading →

Nebraska Districts Help Delist Second Creek in Six Months

By Erika Hill, public relations director, Nebraska's Natural Resources Districts On Oct. 18, 2018, city, state and federal officials announced Antelope Creek was removed from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Impaired Waters list for E.coli. Only 90 creeks in the nation have been removed from the list in the last 15 years, and only…… 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 →

Nebraska’s Shell Creek Watershed Makes History for Successful Water Clean-Up Efforts

By Erika Hill, public relations director, Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts and Desirae TePoel, information and education specialist, Lower Platte North Natural Resources District Shell Creek in Nebraska covers almost 110 miles, running through five different counties, and drains approximately 304,873 acres of surrounding farmland. Over the years, Atrazine, a common carcinogenic herbicide used to kill weeds,…… Continue reading →

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