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Conservation Clip List is a weekly collection of articles distributed by NACD that provides our members and partners with the latest news in what's driving conservation. If you have a relevant submission, please contact your NACD Communications Team.

NACD Blog: Conservation Leaders Meet with Agriculture Secretary

In the last week of November, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue met twice with leaders in conservation, ensuring that districts’ voices are being heard in Washington, D.C.

NACD Blog: The Dirt on Urban Agriculture in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

Montgomery County Conservation District (MCCD) in Pennsylvania recently launched their first outreach and technical assistance program to farms and gardens in urban communities through NACD’s 2017 Urban Agriculture Conservation grant program.

California will set more fires to try to stop wildfires via ABC News

California's seemingly endless cycle of wildfires is prompting authorities to make plans to set more "controlled burns" to thin forests choked with dead trees and withered underbrush that serves as kindling to feed monster blazes.

House GOP unveils $81B disaster relief for hurricanes, fires via The Washington Post

House Republicans on Monday unveiled an $81 billion disaster aid package to help hurricane-ravaged communities and states hit by wildfires, almost double the amount requested by President Donald Trump.

Washington delegation meets with White House about Columbia Basin Project via Capital Press

A delegation of officials, farmers, and lawmakers from Washington state met with White House and Department of Interior officials to educate them about the need for funding to replace shrinking groundwater supplies in the Odessa subarea with Columbia River water.

It’s Five Minutes To Midnight: The Wild Horse And Burro Tragedy via The Daily Caller

(Opinion) Some 45,000 animals live in long-term holding facilities, with tax-payers footing the bill for what amounts to a full pension and medical plan. The program eats up about 60% of the total annual Interior program budget, and is expected to cost taxpayers over a billion dollars during the next twenty years.

DuPont funds to help farmers, area waterways via The News Virginian

Part of the $50 million settlement will go to the local Headwaters Soil and Water Conservation District and Valley Soil and Water Conservation District to help with reducing nutrient pollution in streams and rivers.

Florida Moves to Control Booming, Invasive Iguanas via U.S. News and World Report

With burrowing iguanas showing up in people's toilets and damaging expensive sewer lines, Florida wildlife managers are stepping up efforts to control the state's booming population of the wild, invasive reptiles.

Thomas Fire on course to become California's largest-ever wildfire via CNN

The Thomas Fire, the biggest of a number of blazes currently burning in California, has torched 270,000 acres, making it the state's third-largest since reliable record-keeping began in 1932.

Beavers Emerge as Agents of Arctic Destruction via The New York Times

In other habitats, where the dams help filter pollutants from water and mitigate the effects of droughts and floods, they are generally seen as a net benefit. But in the tundra, the vast treeless region in the Far North, beaver behavior creates new water channels that can thaw the permanently frozen ground, or permafrost.

Gamebirds and Songbirds initiative gets $1 million from state conservation service via Tribune Star

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Fish and Wildlife has landed funding that will contribute to a new grassland and pollinator habitat development program to benefit private landowners.

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