Pacific Region Conservation

By Tom Salzer | Highlights of conservation district stories and news from Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, and U.S. Pacific Island territories.

Spokane Conservation District has big plans for former Spokane Rock Products property

SPOKANE, Wash. - A property that started as a mining operation, was used to produce asphalt, then sat vacant for a few years, now has a new owner …

Spokane

Breaking wind at the fairgrounds!

Down at the Sublette County Fairgrounds, immediately northwest of the exhibit hall, you’ll find a windbreak made entirely of trees. The site is alive …

Gardening

Drought-tolerant plant presentation set for Aug. 19 at Maturango Museum

On Saturday, Aug. 19, at 10:30 a.m. in the Coso Gallery of the Maturango Museum, Ann Richardson, former horticulturalist at the Huntington Botanical …

Landscaping

In all of California, there is only one all-female city council. You'll never guess where

Everywhere in Blue Lake, a tiny Humboldt County town nestled between redwood ridges on the Mad River, people had the same reaction when told theirs is the only all-female city council California.<p>“Wow, that’s amazing,” said Kate Martin, a Brooklyn native and owner of the town’s principal watering …

California

Conservation Partnership Center

“Working with others” is a central tenet of conservation practice today. This site provides guidance, tools, best practices and other resources to …

Conservation

Outpouring of support in latest petition against firing range

Activist group Prutehi Litekyan: Save Ritidian received more than 1,000 signatures in just 48 hours for a petition calling on government of Guam …

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Seashore ranch suit, funding for ag projects discussed

Seashore spokespeople shed light on how they will proceed in the wake of the recent settlement over ranching in the park during the Marin …

Marin County

Roger Ingram Receives 2017 Blue Ribbon Award

August 8, 2017 – Roger Ingram of Grass Valley has been named the 2017 Blue Ribbon Award recipient by the Nevada County Fairgrounds Board of …

Greater Sacramento

Alaska's Fairbanks SWCD educates residents, creates two community gardens - NACD

Guest column by Lindsay Cameron<p>Sister Carlene running a bobcat to move soil into raised beds at Corinthian Baptist Church.<p>“The one thing I need here …

Gardening

Northwest wildfire outlook turns for the worse

Mike Castle/U.S. Forest Service<p>The Diamond Creek fire burns July 23 in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest in Washington. Northwest fire officials …

Weather

Lewis County Commissioners Approve Contract, Grant for Implementation of Voluntary Stewardship Program

The Board of Lewis County Commissioners approved a proposal to accept a grant and approve an interlocal agreement with the Lewis County Conservation …

California

Farm bill requests abound at California listening session

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2017 - The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program received a lot of support at a farm bill listening session held in Modesto, …

Agriculture

USDA and SCORE Launch Innovative Mentorship Effort to Support New Farmers and Ranchers

USDA

County farmers first in nation to have say in wetland siting

<i>The following is a press release from Oregon Farm Bureau:</i><p>Farmers in Tillamook County are the first in the nation to have a say in wetland siting …

Agriculture

Temporary reduction in SCC program funding

Temporary reduction in SCC program funding<i><br>Updated: August 4, 2017</i>The Washington State Conservation Commission (SCC) currently is unable to allocate …

Education

IE Resource Conservation District promotes conservation, habitat restoration, education - Inland Empire Community Newspapers

Eric Chan explained that Redlands-based Inland Empire Resource Conservation District serves a 1,300-square-mile region that spans Big Bear City to …

Education

Ada County Commission Fully Funds Conservation District After Dry Creek Snafu

After a half-hour conversation Aug. 1, the path was paved for the Ada County Commission to fully fund the Ada Soil and Water Conservation …

Water

Bodega dairy dives into digesters

Manure put to work in effort to reduce greenhouse gas

Agriculture

Coast Line: County conservation district to offer free water system evaluations available

SOQUEL<p>Free water system evaluations available<p>The Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County is offering free water efficiency evaluations …

Coastlines

OUR VIEW: More aggressive approach to feral pig problem needed

Local and federal authorities need to be more proactive and aggressive in addressing the problems on Guam caused by the feral pig population.<p>Wild …

Agriculture

Conservation districts train educators to bring resource awareness to the classroom

Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>CLOSE<p>K-12 educators practice a conservation song during a lesson plan presentation on Day 3 of the 2017 Soil and Water Conservation …

Water

Lake County News | California - The Living Landscape: The annual invasive weeds walk

<i>"Don't water your weeds."</i> <b>– Proverb</b><p>LOWER LAKE, Calif. – The Lake County Weed Management Area recently hosted its 14th annual "Invasive Weeds Tour" at …

Gardening

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Free classes offered on growing fruits and vegetables in Alaska

The Environmental Conservation Organization, 'Fairbanks Soil and Water Conservation District', is offering free classes to teach residents how to …

Gardening

Washington Conservation Commission floats clean-water policy

Don Jenkins/Capital Press<p>The Washington State Conservation Commission tours farmland Jan. 18 in Snohomish County. The commission is floating a plan …

Water

Sonoma Co. conservation group names new leader

Sonoma Resource Conservation District names Minton executive director<p>July 26, 2017, 10:51AM<p>Valerie Minton has been named executive director of the …

Sonoma County

IWVGA committee seeks new members and begins hunt for funding

The Indian Wells Valley Groundwater Authority's Policy Advisory Committee held its second meeting on July 20. They approved action to seek two new …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Free curbside chipping service is available to homeowners within the Lake Valley Fire Protection District through the 2017 field season.<p>The service …

California

Park settlement leaves concerns over future

Two weeks after a settlement agreement was announced by the National Park Service and three nonprofit environmental groups over the future of …

Agriculture