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Baltimore Sun
Douglass High, USDA look to train a generation of urban farmersfollowing me around and saying, 'Are we going outside today?' And I'm like, 'No
Douglass High, USDA look to train a generation of urban farmers
Baltimore Sun / Posted 9 hours ago
following me around and saying, 'Are we going outside today?' And I'm like, 'No, it's pouring out.'" The USDA, through its Natural Resources Conservation Service, provided an $11,000 grant to launch the project. And local groups stepped in to help,... Read more
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OregonLive.com
Snowpack on Mount Hood below normal, but there's still plenty to play ina federal hydrologist reported this week. Julie Koeberle, a snow hydrologist w
Snowpack on Mount Hood below normal, but there's still plenty to play in
OregonLive.com / Posted 11 hours ago
a federal hydrologist reported this week. Julie Koeberle, a snow hydrologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service in Portland, said the state had normal to above-normal snowpack levels as of April 1.... Read more
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Craig Daily Press
Ag Day brings Moffat County students in touch with area history, economyjunior, was working with Jerry Magas, a district conservation technician with C
Ag Day brings Moffat County students in touch with area history, economy
Craig Daily Press / Posted yesterday
junior, was working with Jerry Magas, a district conservation technician with Colorado First Conservation District and the Natural Resources Conservation Service. “The two agencies get together to help producers in Moffat County have what’s... Read more
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Sidney Sun Telegraph
'Water, water, everywhere'annual festival, now in its 26th year, is a joint effort between the South Plat
'Water, water, everywhere'
Sidney Sun Telegraph / Posted yesterday
annual festival, now in its 26th year, is a joint effort between the South Platte Natural Resources District (SPNRD), the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension office.The goal of the... Read more
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Dover Post
NEWSMAKER: Georgie Cartanzaget the runoff,” she said. “By putting [cement pads] in place it helps limit th
NEWSMAKER: Georgie Cartanza
Dover Post / Posted 2 days ago
get the runoff,” she said. “By putting [cement pads] in place it helps limit that from happening.”By partnering with the Natural Resources Conservation Service she was able to plant 5,380 trees around the property. This was a buffer around the... Read more
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Wilson County News
Land Stewardship produces a healthy TexasInstitute, Texas Wheat Producers Board and Association, Texas Wildlife Associat
Land Stewardship produces a healthy Texas
Wilson County News / Posted 2 days ago
Institute, Texas Wheat Producers Board and Association, Texas Wildlife Association, and U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service. Your Opinions and CommentsBe the first to comment on this story! You must be logged... Read more
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Havre Daily News
Trimming for tree healtharea are to look at what is growing well in the neighbors' yards, he said, and
Trimming for tree health
Havre Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
area are to look at what is growing well in the neighbors' yards, he said, and ask local county Extension offices and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service for suggestions and resources. The location a tree or shrub is planted might stunt or... Read more
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Grainnet.com
University of Illinois Researcher Shows Bioreactors Are Ready For Farm Usagecost-benefit ratio. Bioreactors can cost approximately $10,000 to install, but
University of Illinois Researcher Shows Bioreactors Are Ready For Farm Usage
Grainnet.com / Posted 3 days ago
cost-benefit ratio. Bioreactors can cost approximately $10,000 to install, but cost-sharing is available through the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service for approximately half of that. Importantly, bioreactors typically operate for 10... Read more
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OregonLive.com
Oregon's impressive snowpack takes a hit in balmy Aprilthis summer — the return of cool weather could help retain snow or even increas
Oregon's impressive snowpack takes a hit in balmy April
OregonLive.com / Posted 3 days ago
this summer — the return of cool weather could help retain snow or even increase the snowpack a bit — but as the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service in Portland put it, "What a difference three weeks can make." At the first of April,... Read more
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PhysOrg
Bioreactors ready for the big timecost-benefit ratio. Bioreactors can cost approximately $10,000 to install, but
Bioreactors ready for the big time
PhysOrg / Posted 3 days ago
cost-benefit ratio. Bioreactors can cost approximately $10,000 to install, but cost-sharing is available through the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service for approximately half of that. Importantly, bioreactors typically operate for 10... Read more
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Newton Daily News
Soil and Water Conservation Week is April 24 to May 1environmental protection needs, in both rural and urban landscapes. The Departm
Soil and Water Conservation Week is April 24 to May 1
Newton Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
environmental protection needs, in both rural and urban landscapes. The Department’s conservation partners include USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Iowa State University,... Read more
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The Columbian
Snowpack hit hard by record warmththan what we’d normally be at,” said Scott Pattee, a water supply specialist wi
Snowpack hit hard by record warmth
The Columbian / Posted 3 days ago
than what we’d normally be at,” said Scott Pattee, a water supply specialist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. “On a normal curve we’d be less than a week into the melt phase. Now we’re three... Read more
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The Helena Daily World
Hubbards of Marvell name Phillips County's Farm Family of the YearDepartment of Career Education, Arkansas Press Association, University of Arkan
Hubbards of Marvell name Phillips County's Farm Family of the Year
The Helena Daily World / Posted 4 days ago
Department of Career Education, Arkansas Press Association, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture and the USDA’s Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service and Rural Development. The Helena Arkansas Daily World - Helena... Read more
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WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
Dairy farms taking a toll on Great Lakes, waterwaysfish are back in the river. But dairy cows still defecate — more than 80 pounds
Dairy farms taking a toll on Great Lakes, waterways
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted 5 days ago
fish are back in the river. But dairy cows still defecate — more than 80 pounds per day, according to information from the Natural Resources Conservation Service. With blue-green algae blooms becoming a part of summer in Lake Erie and Lake St.... Read more
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Lisbon Morning Journal
Three farms to showcase conservation practicesThe Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natura
Three farms to showcase conservation practices
Lisbon Morning Journal / Posted 6 days ago
The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service this week announced the launch of The Blanchard River Demonstration Farms Network. The network involves Stateler Family Farms in McComb,... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Dairy farms taking a toll on Great Lakes, waterwaysfish are back in the river. But dairy cows still defecate — more than 80 pounds
Dairy farms taking a toll on Great Lakes, waterways
Detroit Free Press / Posted 6 days ago
fish are back in the river. But dairy cows still defecate — more than 80 pounds per day, according to information from the Natural Resources Conservation Service. With blue-green algae blooms becoming a part of summer in Lake Erie and Lake St.... Read more
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The San Angelo Standard-Times
San Angelo Life Skills Class honored for efforts as Earth Team Volunteersvolunteer hours worth millions of dollars in donated time toward conservation a
San Angelo Life Skills Class honored for efforts as Earth Team Volunteers
The San Angelo Standard-Times / Posted 6 days ago
volunteer hours worth millions of dollars in donated time toward conservation across the nation through the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Earth Team Volunteer program. For the past two years, San Angelo's Central... Read more
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Deseret News
Sagebrush project creates landscape of cooperationof Natural Resources and 14 other partners — including federal agencies like th
Sagebrush project creates landscape of cooperation
Deseret News / Posted 7 days ago
of Natural Resources and 14 other partners — including federal agencies like the Bureau of Land Management and the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Utah. The work is important and matters on so many levels because the continued... Read more
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Denver Post
Extreme southeast Colorado still listed under "moderate drought"Service in Pueblo said the storms were much needed. Statewide snowpack levels
Extreme southeast Colorado still listed under "moderate drought"
Denver Post / Posted 7 days ago
Service in Pueblo said the storms were much needed. Statewide snowpack levels were at 100 percent of their average as of Thursday, according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Jesse Paul: 303-954-1733, jpaul@denverpost.com or @JesseAP... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Proposed Washington County-run dirt pit gets first readingfor road construction," said Edgar Mersiovsky, Arkansas soil scientist with the
Proposed Washington County-run dirt pit gets first reading
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 7 days ago
for road construction," said Edgar Mersiovsky, Arkansas soil scientist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service, in email. Long term, the kind of dirt prevalent in the Winslow area creates uneven... Read more
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The Lovell Chronicle
Big Horn Lake issues addressed at meetingat the Lovell Community Center. Speakers from various government agencies inclu
Big Horn Lake issues addressed at meeting
The Lovell Chronicle / Posted 8 days ago
at the Lovell Community Center. Speakers from various government agencies including the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR), the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the National Park Service (NPR) and the Crow Tribe provided a recap and... Read more
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Your Hometown Lima Stations
3 Farms Chosen for Blanchard River Demonstration Farms NetworkIn a new effort to eliminate phosphorus pollution into Lake Erie, the Natural R
3 Farms Chosen for Blanchard River Demonstration Farms Network
Your Hometown Lima Stations / Posted 9 days ago
In a new effort to eliminate phosphorus pollution into Lake Erie, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and Ohio Farm Bureau Federation invested $1 million into testing new methods for conservation. "The ultimate goal is to find that right... Read more
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USA Today
Losing snow in a changing climategeneral manager of Terranova Ranch, and in 2010 his farm received a $75,000 gra
Losing snow in a changing climate
USA Today / Posted 9 days ago
general manager of Terranova Ranch, and in 2010 his farm received a $75,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service to help pay for an experimental project that involved flooding 1,100 acres of farmland... Read more
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Newton Daily News
Cover crops key to combating heavy spring rainssurface. However, the soil also needs more stability beneath the surface, says
Cover crops key to combating heavy spring rains
Newton Daily News / Posted 10 days ago
surface. However, the soil also needs more stability beneath the surface, says Barb Stewart, state agronomist with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. “Planting deep-rooted cover crops, such as cereal rye, annual ryegrass, winter... Read more
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TribLIVE
Weekend storm improves vital Colorado snowpacka snow-water standpoint, this storm turned out to be pretty significant,” said
Weekend storm improves vital Colorado snowpack
TribLIVE / Posted 11 days ago
a snow-water standpoint, this storm turned out to be pretty significant,” said Karl Wetlaufer, a hydrologist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service, part of the Department of Agriculture. April snow levels are closely watched... Read more
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KFDA-TV Amarillo
Feds seek to protect threatened bird's habitat in Oklahomafor a federal program aimed at protecting the habitat of lesser prairie chicken
Feds seek to protect threatened bird's habitat in Oklahoma
KFDA-TV Amarillo / Posted 11 days ago
for a federal program aimed at protecting the habitat of lesser prairie chicken. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service in Oklahoma announced Monday that it's opened a second round of signups for landowners... Read more
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KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls
Feds seek to protect threatened bird's habitat in Oklahomafor a federal program aimed at protecting the habitat of lesser prairie chicken
Feds seek to protect threatened bird's habitat in Oklahoma
KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls / Posted 11 days ago
for a federal program aimed at protecting the habitat of lesser prairie chicken. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service in Oklahoma announced Monday that it's opened a second round of signups for landowners... Read more
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KOCO 5 Oklahoma City
Feds seek to protect threatened bird's habitat in Oklahomafor a federal program aimed at protecting the habitat of lesser prairie chicken
Feds seek to protect threatened bird's habitat in Oklahoma
KOCO 5 Oklahoma City / Posted 11 days ago
for a federal program aimed at protecting the habitat of lesser prairie chicken. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service in Oklahoma announced Monday that it's opened a second round of signups for landowners... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Getting the dirt, looking for quality in Washington Countydirt mines are near Springdale, Johnson and Fayetteville. None are near Winslow
Getting the dirt, looking for quality in Washington County
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 11 days ago
dirt mines are near Springdale, Johnson and Fayetteville. None are near Winslow. A U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service map online shows roughly 70 percent of Washington County is rated as having "poor"... Read more
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The Martinsburg Journal
What's next after property is selected?scenario, I'm assuming that your property rated at the top of either our local
What's next after property is selected?
The Martinsburg Journal / Posted 13 days ago
scenario, I'm assuming that your property rated at the top of either our local scoring, or the scoring used by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) for one of their applicable programs. The Farmland Protection board has... Read more
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The Advertiser-Tribune
Farmers add to organic knowledgeat Moyer Brothers Farm in rural Tiffin featuring Ray Archuleta, a nationally-kn
Farmers add to organic knowledge
The Advertiser-Tribune / Posted 13 days ago
at Moyer Brothers Farm in rural Tiffin featuring Ray Archuleta, a nationally-known soil health specialist with USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service. "His message of soil health is basically how organic farmers have to farm to... Read more
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The San Angelo Standard-Times
Ag briefs,with a catered noon meal," McPhaul said. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Serv
Ag briefs,
The San Angelo Standard-Times / Posted 13 days ago
with a catered noon meal," McPhaul said. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service Middle Concho Soil and Water District are co-hosting the event. The event is free,... Read more
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The Advocate
Business briefs for April 17, 2016: Wal-Mart exec coming to speak in Baton Rouge; Lafayette software company expandsis available at www.lsuagcenter.com.Federal conservation project funds availabl
Business briefs for April 17, 2016: Wal-Mart exec coming to speak in Baton Rouge; Lafayette software company expands
The Advocate / Posted 13 days ago
is available at www.lsuagcenter.com.Federal conservation project funds available The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is making up to $260 million available for partner proposals to address specific... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Plan aims to preserve prairie chickenof the Lesser Prairie-Chicken will require the efforts of all. The Lesser Prair
Plan aims to preserve prairie chicken
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 14 days ago
of the Lesser Prairie-Chicken will require the efforts of all. The Lesser Prairie-Chicken Initiative, led by the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the USFWS Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program, are key elements. In 2014, these... Read more
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The Daily Mining Gazette
Portage supervisor: Experience benefits township taxpayersfor re-election on the Aug. 2 primary ballot, said he worked 32 years with the
Portage supervisor: Experience benefits township taxpayers
The Daily Mining Gazette / Posted 15 days ago
for re-election on the Aug. 2 primary ballot, said he worked 32 years with the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service and retired just before getting the supervisor position. "I was retired for five... Read more
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Warren Times Observer
Home sweet homedistrict owns. The adjacent 347-acre HRCDA is owned by the state. Penn Soil RC
Home sweet home
Warren Times Observer / Posted 17 days ago
district owns. The adjacent 347-acre HRCDA is owned by the state. Penn Soil RC&D Executive Director Wes Ramsey, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the local portion of the Conewango Creek Watershed Association made the move with... Read more
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The Columbian
Warm nights melting Spokane River snowpackfor the Spokane River basin was about 81 percent of normal for this time. In a
Warm nights melting Spokane River snowpack
The Columbian / Posted 17 days ago
for the Spokane River basin was about 81 percent of normal for this time. In addition to less snow, “we just never got the cold snaps that deep freeze the snowpack,” said water scientist Scott Pattee of the Natural Resources Conservation S... Read more
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KULR-8 Billings
Wyoming snowpack improved over last monthboosted Wyoming's snowpack and put the state in better position for having its
Wyoming snowpack improved over last month
KULR-8 Billings / Posted 17 days ago
boosted Wyoming's snowpack and put the state in better position for having its big reservoirs recharged this year. The Natural Resources Conservation Service reports that the state's snowpack is now about 85 percent of median. A year ago, it... Read more
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The Aspen Times
Season snowfall slightly below average on Aspen slopessnowpack near the headwaters of the Roaring Fork River east of Aspen was at 93
Season snowfall slightly below average on Aspen slopes
The Aspen Times / Posted 18 days ago
snowpack near the headwaters of the Roaring Fork River east of Aspen was at 93 percent of average Monday, according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service. As skiers and snowboarders know, it’s not always how much falls, but when it falls... Read more
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KTVZ Bend
La Pine-area residents offered funds to curb wildfire risksteps now to reduce fire risk in the future—and build fire-adapted communities.
La Pine-area residents offered funds to curb wildfire risk
KTVZ Bend / Posted 21 days ago
steps now to reduce fire risk in the future—and build fire-adapted communities. More From KTVZ.COM That’s why the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is teaming up with Central Oregon groups to provide much-needed restoration on... Read more
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MyMotherLode.com
Tuolumne County Officials Providing Updates On Tree Removal6pm. Participating agencies include County OES, County Roads, County Air Pollu
Tuolumne County Officials Providing Updates On Tree Removal
MyMotherLode.com / Posted 21 days ago
6pm. Participating agencies include County OES, County Roads, County Air Pollution Control, Cal OES, CAL Fire, Caltrans, Natural Resources Conservation Service, US Forest Service, AT&T, TUD, PG&E, the Fire Safe Council, and other special... Read more
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Denver Post
Drought returns to southeast Colorado counties, abnormal dryness spreadspercent of the state was abnormally dry. As of Thursday, statewide snowpack wa
Drought returns to southeast Colorado counties, abnormal dryness spreads
Denver Post / Posted 21 days ago
percent of the state was abnormally dry. As of Thursday, statewide snowpack was at 95 percent of normal, according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service. However levels were 52 percent higher than at the same point last year. Jesse Paul:... Read more
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KQ2 St. Joseph
Repairs Begin Along Nodaway RiverMore than a million dollars is being poured into the Nodaway River after storms
Repairs Begin Along Nodaway River
KQ2 St. Joseph / Posted 21 days ago
More than a million dollars is being poured into the Nodaway River after storms left lasting damage. The USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service will provide $1.2 million to help with riverbank stabilization. MoDOT will also provide a 25%... Read more
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KIVI Boise
Idaho's water supply outlook near normalBOISE - The Natural Resources Conservation Service has released the fourth wate
Idaho's water supply outlook near normal
KIVI Boise / Posted 22 days ago
BOISE - The Natural Resources Conservation Service has released the fourth water supply outlook report for the 2016 water year – and it appears near normal. Idaho’s mountain snowpack ranges from 95 to 125% of normal for most of the state, officials... Read more
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PhysOrg
Report shows how to say goodbye to harmful algal bloomsThis represents a significant investment that would help reach the 40 percent g
Report shows how to say goodbye to harmful algal blooms
PhysOrg / Posted 22 days ago
This represents a significant investment that would help reach the 40 percent goal." The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced theinvestment March 28 at Maumee Bay State Park near Toledo. The... Read more
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Greeley Tribune
Snowpack totals looking good across northern Colorado, predictive of good water yearAccording to the latest snowpack reports from the Natural Resources Conservatio
Snowpack totals looking good across northern Colorado, predictive of good water year
Greeley Tribune / Posted 23 days ago
According to the latest snowpack reports from the Natural Resources Conservation Service, northern Colorado water users may finally get to let out the breath they’ve been holding. Those wet spring snows came in March, with the official state total... Read more
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Victor Post
Ontario County Soil and Water pledges partnership for conservationYork State Soil and Water Conservation Committee; The New York State Conservati
Ontario County Soil and Water pledges partnership for conservation
Victor Post / Posted 23 days ago
York State Soil and Water Conservation Committee; The New York State Conservation District Employees Association; and The Natural Resources Conservation Service.“This vow of assurance recognizes that the state’s resources are finite and under... Read more
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Loveland Reporter-Herald
Canopy tree cover mapped to help sage grousea declining sage grouse population across the West over the last 100 years. The
Canopy tree cover mapped to help sage grouse
Loveland Reporter-Herald / Posted 23 days ago
a declining sage grouse population across the West over the last 100 years. The interactive map — created by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and its partners — is a part of the initiative helping target invasive tree species... Read more
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NorthWest Cable News
Washington snowpack way deeper than last yearof normal in the central Puget Sound region to as high as 124% of normal the up
Washington snowpack way deeper than last year
NorthWest Cable News / Posted 23 days ago
of normal in the central Puget Sound region to as high as 124% of normal the upper Columbia Basin Scott Pattee with the Natural Resources Conservation Service says one concern is warm temperature coming into Washington this week. Seattle is... Read more
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KREM.com Spokane
Washington snowpack way deeper than last yearof normal in the central Puget Sound region to as high as 124% of normal the up
Washington snowpack way deeper than last year
KREM.com Spokane / Posted 23 days ago
of normal in the central Puget Sound region to as high as 124% of normal the upper Columbia Basin Scott Pattee with the Natural Resources Conservation Service says one concern is warm temperature coming into Washington this week. Seattle is... Read more
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