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Richland County Ohio Field Day for Plain Growers

Join Richland Soil and Water Conservation District and our partners for this special workshop for anyone interested in pasture and grazing management. Those new to livestock and forage management are encouraged to join. Lunch and a grazing stick are provided. Registration is requested by June 11 and the cost is $10.00 per person. Series sponsored…… Continue reading →

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 →

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 →

MACD Secures $3M in State Funding for Conservation Districts

This September, the Michigan Association of Conservation Districts (MACD) secured base operational funding from Michigan’s State Legislative budget for the first time in 12 years. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) awarded 169 grants totaling an estimated $9.7 million to 75 Michigan conservation districts (CDs) to implement voluntary conservation practices on private…… Continue reading →

POSTPONED: The 2020 Oregon Conservation Education and Assistance Network (OCEAN) CONNECT Annual Conference

CONNECT is an annual training developed by and for conservation districts, land trusts, and watershed councils around the state. Held in the spring since 2009, and administered by OCEAN since 2012, CONNECT provides training focused on both the technical and administrative aspects of conservation implementation. Classes are developed for rural and urban conservation implementation, managerial…… Continue reading →

2019 79th Annual Meeting of Texas SWCD Directors

The 2019 Annual Meeting of Texas Soil and Water Conservation District Directors is a meeting that provides soil and water conservation district (SWCD) Directors, SWCD employees, and other conservation partners the opportunity to examine issues relevant to the conservation of the state’s natural resources. Speakers from the local, state and national levels will address attendees…… Continue reading →

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