May 29

PCD’s New Cover Crop Initiative and No-till Drill are Planting Seeds of Success

Posted on May 29, 2018 at 1:47 PM by Allan Warren

Pg 8 photoDon Meyer, the first official user of PCD’s no-till drill over-seeded 40 acres of Spanaway hayfield in April. By not tilling up his soil, Don is helping reduce the amount of soil and nutrients that runoff his property by over 200,000lbs per year, keeping his soil where he needs it and out of local streams. Learn how you can get access to this equipment here:

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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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