Sep 04

Pollinators and Beneficials Insects

Posted on September 4, 2018 at 11:48 AM by Allan Warren

PollinatorsThree-quarters of all flowering plants and roughly 35% of food crops depend on pollinators to reproduce. In addition to the familiar European honey bee, more than 600 species of native bees in Washington contribute to the important work of pollinating favorites like squashes, cucumbers, berries and apples just to name a few.

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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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