Jefferson Conservation District & Partners Lead $19M Forest Resilience Initiative

Jefferson Conservation District (JCD) in Colorado, in collaboration with partners, has secured federal grants totaling over $19 million to address forest restoration, wildlife habitat preservation, and wildfire mitigation across the Northern Front Range. This initiative, funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) aims to thin out dense forests on private lands,…… Continue reading →

Conservation Districts Lead Charge Against Feral Swine in Georgia

In the lush landscapes of Georgia, a relentless battle wages against the invasive, highly damaging feral swine. These descendants of domestic pigs, now wide-spread and invasive, pose a significant threat to agriculture, natural habitats, and local economies. Amid the challenges posed by these destructive creatures, a coalition of conservation districts, governmental bodies, and research institutions…… Continue reading →

CARCD Celebrates Pollinator Week with a Focus on the Western Monarch Butterfly

By Nancy Wahl-Scheurich The California Association of Resource Conservation Districts (CARCD) is celebrating its busiest Pollinator Week ever, managing several programs that support creation, preservation, and enhancement of monarch butterfly habitat on working lands in California.  The western monarch butterfly population has declined over 99 percent in the past 20 years. Western monarch counts in…… Continue reading →

The National Wild Turkey Federation, COVID-19 and Beyond

By Matt Lindler With more than 47 years as a leader in wildlife conservation, science-based wildlife and habitat management, and an advocate for hunters’ rights, the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is a respected voice in the conservation community throughout the United States. Building a Firm Foundation with Partnerships Founded in 1973, the organization was…… Continue reading →

Celebrating and Conserving Bats

By Katrina Vaitkus As Halloween approaches, so does the end of Bat Week, the annual, international celebration designed to raise awareness about the need for bat conservation. Bats are more than just nocturnal animals that make for spooky stories and decorations. In fact, bats are crucial to ecosystems around the world. Bats have a few…… Continue reading →

ESA Update: Recent News on the Endangered Species Act

By Adam Pugh With the ongoing efforts to modernize the Endangered Species Act (ESA) fully under way, August in Washington, D.C., was quite busy this year despite the Congressional recess. On August 27, 2019, the Departments of the Interior and Commerce (known as the “Services”) moved forward as they published final versions of the proposed…… Continue reading →

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