Monthly Archives: November 2011

LSCD & LCWD Partner on Weed Awareness Calendar

The Lewis Soil Conservation District partnered with the Lewis County Weeds Department and Mrs. Mosman’s 3rd/4th Grade Class in Nezperce, to address noxious weeds in the County.

The students were given books on noxious weeds in Idaho to help with their research. They also watched a video, Elwood Elk, about how noxious weeds affect our wildlife & how they need our help to get rid of the weeds. Each student drew a name of a noxious weed they needed to research and designed a poster with a fact about that particular weed. The posters were judged by the Weeds Department and the Lewis Soil Conservation District employees.

KC Wahl, daughter of Lester and Carrie Wahl, was awarded $25.00 and a certificate from the Weed Department. Her poster is on the cover of the calendar. The calendars start November 2011 and end February 2013 and showcase all 17 students’ designs. The class received a t-shirt and calendar for participating.

The calendars are free to the public and may be picked up at the Lewis County Extension Office or the Lewis Soil Conservation District Office in Nezperce.

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Our New YouTube Channel and Two New Videos

The Idaho Association of Soil Conservation Districts is excited to announce our new YouTube channel and two videos that give a glimpse into the conservation partnership and story here in Idaho.

We want to thank Imp House, LLC for their fantastic work on our small project, as well as David, Delwyne, Teri, and Rob for taking time from their day to take part in the videos.

IASCD is hoping to springboard this video project into something larger, so please stay tuned!

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The Idaho Conservation Partnership Statement

During our 69th Annual Business Conference, the partners signed a new statement to strengthen the partnership and clearly define the functions of each organization or agency.

You can read the full document by clicking here, and we have pasted some of the new statement below.

Thank you to all those who helped craft this new document!

The Idaho Conservation Partnership Statement

 

We believe in strong, independently led conservation districts fully exercising their role to lead non-regulatory conservation efforts throughout the State of Idaho.

 

We seek to strengthen the delivery of non-regulatory natural resource conservation programs throughout the State of Idaho through an active partnership with Idaho’s conservation districts.

 

Through our independent responsibilities, and working together, we will provide leadership to the State of Idaho on natural resource conservation issues and successfully deliver services and programs. 

 

We share a common set of guiding principles to achieve our common goals.  These are:

  • Building alliances with Idaho’s agriculture and natural resource conservation partners to expand the partnership, therefore strengthening the importance of non-regulatory, voluntary conservation efforts to enhance agriculture production and the protection of natural resources in Idaho.
  • Working together to provide support to Idaho’s fifty individual conservation districts, and supporting their non-regulatory efforts of natural resource conservation and protection.
  • Promoting economically viable environmental practices to enhance, maintain and conserve Idaho’s natural resources.
  • Ensuring local control and decisions regarding natural resource conservation.
  • Involving each partner in the decision making process when and where appropriate.
  • Sharing the leadership, ownership, the credit and responsibility for natural resource protection and preservation in Idaho.
  • Communicating, collaborating, coordinating and cooperating.

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New Bronze and Silver Sponsor!

The Idaho Association of Soil Conservation Districts would like to thank the JR Simplot Company and Site Based Energy for sponsoring our 69th Annual Business Conference. The JR Simplot Company is our Silver Sponsor and Site Based Energy is a Bronze Sponsor. Be sure to drop by the display table Site Based Energy will have set up on Sunday and Monday!

The J. R. Simplot Company is one of the largest privately held firms in the country, with annual sales of about $4.5 billion. Founded as a one-man operation more than 70 years ago by J. R. “Jack” Simplot, the company has grown into a global food and agribusiness conglomerate with products that are sold in every state and many foreign countries. The Simplot Company’s mission statement, Bringing Earth’s Resources to Life, embodies our reason for being in business. They mold many of our planet’s raw materials into value-added items that sustain and enhance life. In addition to understanding the ingredients of building a profitable business, they’re keenly aware of our ecological responsibilities. Simplot continually addresses environmental matters, not only because they depend on the continued availability of natural resources for our livelihood, but also because good stewardship of air, land, and water is the right thing to do.

Site Based Energy, LLC. (SBE) is a full service energy management and renewable energy engineering, procurement and construction firm with over 45 years in combined experience in energy business and construction. They are devoted to creating solutions to our clients energy problems. Their philosophical approach is very client-centric and forward thinking that keeps their client’s interests first and foremost while helping them find the right cutting edge solution. Take a look around their site and give them a call to discuss your ideas.

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