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NACD Blog: Did You Know? How to build effective conservation partnerships

What then, should we do to better demonstrate the effectiveness of our conservation partnership? Several solutions come to mind.

Interior to seek changes to sage grouse protections via The Hill

The Interior Department plans to publish a formal notice of its intent to reconsider 98 sage grouse management plans across the chicken-sized bird’s 10-state habitat.

House, Senate hearings examine wildfire mitigation, funding via Agri-Pulse

A bicameral pair of hearings mere hours apart both came to the same conclusion: More needs to be done to make sure wildfires are adequately addressed. But whether the answer lies in providing more money to the U.S. Forest Service, slashing bureaucratic red tape, or some combination of the two remains to be seen.

Threats Mount Against Chesapeake Bay Conservation Efforts via U.S. News and World Report

After years of steady progress for Chesapeake Bay clean-up efforts, the conservation outlook is increasingly bleak for the country's largest estuary and the state that depends on it most - Maryland, bay advocates say.

Farm bill could help farmers, soil health, and water quality via Wisconsin State Farmer

(Opinion) The farm bill could also strengthen the tie between farmers’ conservation practices and their eligibility for crop insurance subsidies.

Idaho starts anticipated large-scale recharge program via Capital Press
Though the irrigation season has not yet concluded, the state has already started recharging 61,100 acre-feet of storage water that groundwater users provided as mitigation to senior Surface Water Coalition irrigators.

Killer bird-catcher trees that use hooked seeds to trap and 'eat' avians are found in the Caribbean via Daily Mail

Scientists have just found two new species of 'bird-catcher' trees in the Caribbean - plants that use hooked seeds to trap and kill fledgling avians. Pisonia horneae and Pisonia roqueae, the two new species, were found hidden in the forests of Puerto Rico.

New Fight in California Water Wars: How to Update Old System via U.S. News and World Report
In California's long-raging water wars, pitting north against south and farmer against city dweller, the one thing everybody agreed on was that the outdated method of shipping water throughout the most populous state needs a serious upgrade.

Puerto Rico’s Agriculture and Farmers Decimated by Maria via The New York Times

In a matter of hours, Hurricane Maria wiped out about 80 percent of the crop value in Puerto Rico — making it one of the costliest storms to hit the island’s agriculture industry.

How pheasant hunting can save rural Iowa, farming and the environment via The Des Moines Register

(Opinion) Increasing game-bird habitat could be a trick shot that targets three huge problems for Iowa: rural decline, degraded water and soil quality, and falling farm incomes.

US, Mexico reach deal to conserve Colorado River water via ABC News

The United States and Mexico unveiled an agreement Wednesday to preserve the overtaxed Colorado River, including spending millions of dollars on conservation and environmental projects and drawing up plans to deal with any shortages amid drought and climate change.

Plastic junk brought invasive species to U.S. after Japan’s 2011 tsunami via The Washington Post

Carlton and a team of fellow scientists realized the Pacific Northwest faced a flood — not of water but borne by it, of unsinkable junk caked with marine life.

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