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.

Butterfly Experience In Encinitas

An Encinitas butterfly farm hosted a group of school children Thursday, hoping to teach the young people about the threatened Monarch butterfly.

San Diego

Ventura County Resource Conservation District's finances grim, audit report says

An auditing firm has raised "substantial doubt" the Ventura County Resource Conservation District can stay in business unless repeated financial …


Conservation District’s Helm honored in 10-county area

LYNDEN ­— Whatcom Conservation District board chair Larry Helm has been recognized by the Washington State Conservation Commission as Supervisor of …


Conservation district seeks applications from landowners

The Kittitas County Conservation District is accepting applications from landowners, farmers and ranchers to improve irrigation efficiency, reduce …


Restoration project fights back against invasive plant along Salmon Creek

An invasive plant is threatening salmon habitat and native plant species along Salmon Creek in Sumner.<p>The culprit is reed canary grass.<p>“It’s a non …


High school students can participate in speech contest

BURLEY — The East and West Cassia Soil and Water Conservation Districts will hold a conservation speech contest Oct. 19 for students in ninth through …


Coast Line: Environmental town hall meeting set Oct. 21 in Felton

FELTONEnvironmental town hall meeting set Oct. 21The Valley Women's Club's Environmental Committee presents the 18th Annual Environmental Town Hall …


Frank and Jane Sieferman honored at Farm-City Dinner

The Woodland Chamber of Commerce’s 50th Annual Farm-City Dinner takes place Thursday, where long-time farming couple Frank and Jane Sieferman will be …

Greater Sacramento

Islandstyle for Oct. 13

Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>CLOSE<p>The Fat Boy Slim food truck promotes healthy eating and living.<p>Submitting to Islandstyle<p>Send submissions to, P.O. …

Electronic Music

Water poster winners showcased Thursday in Aptos

APTOS >> The winners of the "Imagine a Day Without Water" poster contest will be on display noon to 6 p.m. Thursday in front of Aptos Shoes and …


Industrial Leads for the Week of October 16, 2017

<b>Alabama</b> Conecuh Ridge Distillery LLC is planning to construct a <b>whiskey distillery and bottling facility</b> in Troy. The project scope includes design …


Solano RCD holding Fall Plant Sale

Solano Resource Conservation District’s 2017 Fall Plant Sale is scheduled for Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at the SRCD’s Conservation Education …

San Francisco Bay Area

News Briefs - October 12 edition

Veterans affected by fires sought<p>American Legion Post 110, Eastern Madera County, is seeking veterans in the Mountain Area who were adversely …


Conservation District looking at possible property tax

Property owners have one last chance to hear and speak on a proposed tax to help fund natural resource conservation in the county.<p>On Saturday, Oct. …

Property Tax

Salmon Festival in Weaverville Oct. 14

The 19th annual Trinity River Salmon Festival, celebrating the return of the salmon, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the …


Thurston Conservation-District (@thurstoncd)

Quick Bites: Cheese and wine celebration on deck

Pacific Grove >> Garden Variety Cheese, Schoch Family Farmstead, Odonata Winery and Cima Collina Winery are partnering for the Central Coast Cheese …


Cover crop field day set for Gooding

University of Idaho Extension, Gooding Soil Conservation District and Natural Resources Conservation Service are teaming up for a field day for …


Extension Spotlight: Managing Mud and Manure on the Farm

The rainy season will be here soon, and livestock in small pastures, paddocks or other confined spaces benefit from proper management of mud and …


Creek Clean-up Collects Over 3,000 Gallons of Trash in Livermore; 10 Cubic Yards in Dublin

Tri-Valley Creeks to Bay Clean-up volunteers helped clean up trash and debris from eight Livermore creek sites on September 16. This event was part …

Content Management

Oregon farmer faces penalty for planting project

Mateusz Perkowski/Capital Press<p>Farmer Kelly Sampson stands near Milk Creek, a tributary of the Molalla River, which runs through his 80-acre property …


Bringing nature back to Livingston Bay

Away with those nasty blackberries, deadly nightshade, poison hemlock, invasive morning glory, ivy and thistles.<p>Residents of the Livingston Bay …


Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom expands

HILLSBORO, Ore. — Money from a successful 2016 tax levy for the Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District will allow Oregon Agriculture in the …


Volunteers needed for garden project at Fontana nature center

In celebration of National Public Lands Day, the city of Fontana and the Inland Empire Resource Conservation District are seeking volunteers for a …


New executive director for Tahoe Resource Conservation District


Over $3.3M awarded to Lake Tahoe area projects

Lake Tahoe

Free ‘Living Landscapes’ workshop presented by the Mission Resource Conservation District

FALLBROOK – Mission Resource Conservation District invites the community to attend a free workshop. “Living Landscapes” will be held at the Fallbrook …

Space Exploration

60 Years Ago

From the Lewiston Tribune of Sept. 24, 1957<p>MOSCOW - The great quick kick Saturday by Idaho's Ken Hall against Oregon will go into the books as a …

College Football