Today the Idaho Association of Soil Conservation Districts sent a letter to Idaho’s federal delegation encouraging them to carefully review any proposal from the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction that makes additional cuts to vital conservation programs.
They wrote, “The work accomplished by our districts, in partnership with the Idaho Soil and Water Conservation Commission and the Natural Resources Conservation Service, is an example of good public policy and good government. This partnership provides useful information about land use change, soil erosion and health, water quality and quantity, and wildlife habitat.
In a day of partisan fighting, we are a unique example of an ideal that is not solely owned by Republicans or Democrats. Natural resource conservation has been embraced by 235 years of Americans who have farmed, ranched and worked the land, or those who have spent a weekend camping by their favorite river. Additional cuts to federal conservation programs will ultimately lead to more federal and state regulations that will prove far too costly to the farmer and to the taxpayer.”
You can read the letter in its entirety by clicking here.
The IASCD Board of Directors is encouraging you to contact our federal delegation to share the conservation accomplishes made by your district or you have installed on your land. Please email, fax, or call our Senators and your congressman and encourage them to not make additional cuts to the conservation title!
Senator Mike Crapo: Click here to email. 251 E. Front St., Suite 205 Boise, ID 83702 Phone: (202) 224-6142
Senator Jim Risch: Click here to email. 350 N. 9th St., Suite 302 Boise, Idaho 83702 Phone: 202-224-2752
Congressman Mike Simpson (ID-02): Click here to email. 802 West Bannock, Suite 600, Boise, ID 83702 Phone: 202-225-5531
Congressman Raul Labrador (ID-01): Click here to email. 33 East Broadway Avenue, Suite 251 Meridian, ID 83642 Phone: (202) 225 – 6611