District working to improve Cleveland’s tree canopy

Ohio’s Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is in the early stages of work on a Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) project that would expand tree planting and landowner education on larger properties. It’s part of a broader effort by the district, with help from government entities, to increase tree canopy in urban areas.…… Continue reading →

Forestry Notes Q&A: Jad Daley

Jad Daley is the President and CEO of American Forests, the nation’s oldest forest conservation organization founded in 1875. Daley has a long record of leadership in the forest community, including co-founding the Forest-Climate Working Group, which he continues to co-chair, and leading the 22-state Eastern Forest Partnership. Daley has also played a lead role…… Continue reading →

Workshop helps expand the network of agroforestry technical service providers

In September, the Washington State University (WSU) Extension, Oregon State University (OSU), the Pacific Northwest Agroforestry Working Group, and the USDA National Agroforestry Center hosted a workshop for natural resource professionals in Spokane, Wash., that focused on agroforestry in the region. Participants were primarily staff from conservation districts, but also included private consultants, state agency…… Continue reading →

Bringing oaks back to the Bay

California's Napa County Resource Conservation District (RCD) is spearheading oak restoration efforts after its success in gaining volunteers and performing education outreach for its Acorns to Oaks program. In the past seven years, the district has planted 5,105 acorns – many of which have taken root and grown – in 21 locations across Napa County.…… Continue reading →

Growing trees, growing conservation in Ohio

Ohio’s Licking County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) recently teamed up with an organic nutritional supplement manufacturer to convert farmland into forest to grow the company’s mission, as well as the SWCD's community conservation vision. After purchasing property that previously was used as hayfields, Muscle Feast of Nashport, Ohio, contacted the Licking County SWCD…… Continue reading →

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