Mar 01

A Word from One of Pierce Conservation District’s Partners

Posted on March 1, 2018 at 3:12 PM by Allan Warren

Photo for pg 9Northwest Natural Resource Group(NNRG) is working with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) to help unlock carbon markets for family forest owners. They recently completed a forest carbon assessment for our FSC-certified member Clyde Tree Farm. Prepared with data from this unique forest, the assessment offers a rough estimate of the current level of forest carbon storage in the tree farm, the amount of CO2 to be captured over 100 years, and the influence forest management may have on carbon storage going forward.

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Mar 01

Farm Program Work Shifts to Focused Sub Watershed Approach

Posted on March 1, 2018 at 10:06 AM by Allan Warren

Farm SubwatershedsTo bring focus to our farm program’s work and to have a deeper impact on what matters most – our mission of protecting natural resources in Pierce County, the District’s farm program will be prioritizing its efforts in nine sub-watersheds in Pierce County for the remainder of the strategic plan horizon, through 2020. We conducted a nearly year-long prioritization process to align the farm program’s work with our 5-year strategic plan developed in 2016, and to make noticeable natural resource conservation improvements. These sub watersheds are: Murray Creek, South (Muck) Creek, Fennel Creek, Clover Creek, Puyallup River, South Prairie Creek, White River, and Carr and Case Inlet on the Key Peninsula.

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Dec 11

No-Till Seed Drill Available for Use by Area Farmers

Posted on December 11, 2017 at 9:03 AM by Allan Warren

Advertisement 606NTWhether you are a crop farmer or a pasture or hayfield owner, the District’s new no-till drill will help you reduce tillage to improve soil quality, water permeability, control weeds, increase soil carbon, and reduce fuel usage. Incorporating cover crops in reduced tillage strategies on cropland can provide a weed sup-pressing mulch, add organic matter, and increase fertility.

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