Dickinson County Conservation District

To help people in the stewardship of our natural resources by providing education and assistance through partnership efforts.

Dickinson County Health Department

As of 11:00am 4/7/2020 Dickinson County still has no positive cases of Covid-19. We would like to say KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!

Dickinson County Health Department

A STATEWIDE "Stay Home" order went into effect today, March 30, 202 at 12:01am.
This order OVERRIDES Dickinson County's "stay at home" mandate which was issued last week.

**QUESTIONS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO [email protected]**
https://governor.kansas.gov/keff/

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COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

dkcoconservation.com Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the USDA Service Center in Abilene is open for business by phone appointment only. While our staff will continue to come into the office, they will be working with our agricultural producers by phone and using email and online tools whenever possible. Field work, includ...

Dickinson County Emergency Communications

Not sure if this has happened locally yet so let's stop it now. The Federal Government will not call asking for your bank account info to deposit your stimulus check!

Dickinson County, Kansas

We've received a lot of questions in regards to the Stay at Home Order that goes in effect tomorrow, Wednesday, March 25th. We've compiled a list of FAQ's to help answer some questions you may have.

1. Can I go to work?
Yes. The order does not stop you from going to work. If you question whether your place of work will be open, please contact your employer.
2. Can I drive in or through the county?
Yes. The order does not restrict your ability to travel. It restricts gatherings of 10 or more people and cautions strongly against any non-essential contact.
3. Do I need a special ID to prove I’m on essential business?
No. There is no “Essential Business” ID or any requirement to carry a special ID designating you as “essential personnel.”
4. Can I still buy my groceries at the store?
Yes. We encourage the use of delivery services to limit non-essential contact, but the order does not stop you from going to the grocery store to do your shopping.
5. Can I still order from restaurants?
Yes. You cannot dine-in, but many restaurants have take-out and/or delivery service available.
6. Can I keep my hair/nail appointment?
No. Hair salons are not on the list of “Essential Businesses”
7. Can I call a plumber/electrician/repairman or purchase the goods to do a repair myself?
Yes. These are all “Essential Businesses” and have not been closed or restricted by the order.
8. Can my kids still pick up their meal at the school?
Yes. Contact your school district for more information, but most are offering this as a drive-up service
9. Will the police stop me to check where I am going?
Not because of this order. They have the authority cite you for violations of the order, but the order is about limiting non-essential contact, not about restricting travel.
10. Will my daycare close?
Daycares are “Essential Businesses” and are not closed by the order. There are safety guidelines related to daycare services, but it is up to the daycare provider to determine whether or not they will remain open.

The full order can be viewed at https://www.dkcoks.org/DocumentCenter/View/7139/2020-03-23-Emergency-Order-of-Local-Health-Officer

Abilene Kansas

Notice: Order of Dickinson County Health Officer - no mass gatherings are permitted in Dickinson County whereby there will be in excess of 10 people until further notice.

Note: No dine-in service at restaurants will be permitted.

Read the full notice at: https://www.abilenecityhall.com/DocumentCenter/View/2965/Health-Officer-Order-03202020?bidId=

[03/17/20]   In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the staff at the USDA Service Center in Abilene is working in a limited capacity with no public contact, effective March 23, 2020 until further notice. The safety of our producers, clients, and Service Center staff is our first concern. Please call 785-263-2787 (Conservation District and NRCS) or 785-263-1351 (FSA) for further information. Please, follow the directions of our local, state, and federal government officials to limit social interaction and stop the spread of this disease. We look forward to working with you again soon.

Kansas Department of Health & Environment: Division of Public Health - COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus)

kdheks.gov The Kansas Division of Public Health is one of three divisions within the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. The Division works with local health departments and other organizations to help assure the health of Kansans through public health services and regulatory programs.

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Forms – Dickinson County Conservation District

Don't forget our scholarship deadline is approaching! Application packets are due no later than April 10, 2020 by 4:30 pm at the USDA Service Center in Abilene. Applications are available on our website: https://dkcoconservation.com/forms-and-publications/

dkcoconservation.com Forms State-Cost-Share Share-ApplicationDownload W-9-Form (required for all state cost-share applicationsDownload 2020 Scholarship ApplicationDownload 2020-03-03 By: cindy.montgomery On: March 3, 2020

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Eighteen Things We've Learned About the Oceans in the Last Decade

18 things we've learned about the oceans in the last decade

smithsonianmag.com In the past 10 years, the world's oceans have faced new challenges, revealed new wonders, and provided a roadmap for future conservation

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Is the Amazon on a Road to Ruin?

Ecologists fear that repaving the highway known as BR-319 will open new sections of the Amazon to catastrophic deforestation.

smithsonianmag.com Brazil’s plan to develop a lonesome track in the heart of the rainforest poses a threat the whole world may someday have to overcome

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Scientists Don't Know Why Freshwater Mussels Are Dying Across North America

Scientists Don't Know Why Freshwater Mussels Are Dying Across North America

smithsonianmag.com Mussel species are dying en mass in rivers across the Pacific Northwest, Midwest and South—likely from unidentified pathogens

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Endangered Mountain Gorilla Populations Are Growing

This is a win, but the battle isn't over.

smithsonianmag.com But the animals remain threatened with extinction

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A Hawaii Museum Has Eliminated the Sale of All Single-Use Plastics

A Hawaii Museum Has Eliminated the Sale of All Single-Use Plastics

smithsonianmag.com The Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum in Honolulu hopes to set a positive example in the fight for a more sustainable future

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Baby Black Rhino Born at Michigan Zoo on Christmas Eve

A milestone for conservationists trying to save the critically endangered species!

smithsonianmag.com The birth of the yet-to-be-named male calf marks a milestone for conservationists trying to save the critically endangered species

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Will Love Bloom Between Two Sloths at the National Zoo?

This zoo hasn't seen a baby sloth since 1984!

smithsonianmag.com Keepers are gradually introducing Athena, who made her debut at the zoo in December, to fellow two-toed sloth Vlad. Sparks have not flown—yet

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Can Scientists Protect North Atlantic Right Whales by Counting Them From Space?

Counting whales from space!

smithsonianmag.com A new collaboration between the New England Aquarium and the engineering firm Draper seeks to use satellite sonar and radar data to create a global watch

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The Chinese Paddlefish, Which Lived for 200 Million Years, Is Now Extinct

Overfishing and dam construction drove the roughly 200-million-year-old animals to extinction. They haven't been seen since 2003.

smithsonianmag.com New research concludes the freshwater species likely disappeared between 2005 and 2010 due to human activity

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Coyotes Poised to Infiltrate South America

Kansas has between 200,000 and 300,000 coyotes during the summer months. Some of them are heading south!

smithsonianmag.com The crab-eating fox and the coyote may soon swap territories, initiating the first American cross-continental exchange in more than three million years

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Ancient Bat Guano Reveals Thousands of Years of Human Impact on the Environment

Who knew one of our pollinators could reveal so much?

smithsonianmag.com Like sediment cores, ice samples and tree rings, bat excrement can be used to study the climate of the past

Dickinson County Conservation District's cover photo

[01/10/20]   Due to hazardous driving conditions, the USDA Service Center will close at 1:00 PM today. Be careful out there!

[01/10/20]   Due to weather conditions today, we are extending the deadline for the poster, limerick, and essay contest to Tuesday, January 14th. Stay safe!

Potter Park Zoo

In 1970, the black rhino population was over 65,000 worldwide. Today, there are less than 5,500 black rhinos remaining worldwide. They are currently considered critically endangered species Only 2 black rhinos are born in human-controlled habitats each year and the wild population is declining. This is monumental news for Mom Doppsee and wildlife conservation!

Prepare yourself for some serious cuteness... this little boy is making history as the first black rhino calf born at Potter Park Zoo!

Read more about the monumental birth → https://potterparkzoo.org/rhino-calf-born/

Memorial Health System of Abilene, KS

VISITATION RESTRICTED AT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Memorial Health System is announcing that visitation is restricted at Memorial Hospital in Abilene for patient and visitor protection due to the prevalence of illness in the community.

Memorial Hospital has restricted visitation to immediate family members only. Immediate family members should not visit if they are feeling ill or have had close contact with a person who is ill.

According to Dr. Brian Holmes, President of Medical Staff, this restriction is a necessary protection measure. He states, “with the prevalence of illness in our community at this time, we feel the restriction is necessary for the protection of our patients. Limiting visitation is not something that we take lightly or like to do.”

Though no restriction is currently in place, Village Manor in Abilene, is strongly encouraging visitors to evaluate the potential for exposure and to please use caution when visiting to protect residents’ health.

Practicing good hand hygiene and receiving a flu shot are the best ways to prevent illness. If you are not feeling well, please stay out of the public.

Dickinson County Conservation District's cover photo

The Dickinson County Conservation District wishes you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! The USDA Service Center will be closed on December 24, December 25, and January 1.

NRCS has a job opening for the Abilene USDA Service Center!

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Coral Reefs Have 'Halos,' and They Can Be Seen from the Heavens

Coral Reefs Have 'Halos,' and They Can Be Seen from the Heavens

https://www.livescience.com/65310-coral-reef-halos.html

livescience.com Scientists are unraveling what drives the formation of "halos" of empty sand surrounding coral reefs.

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How Does Google Earth Work?

How Does Google Earth Work?

https://www.livescience.com/65504-google-earth.html

livescience.com Google Earth is an incredibly powerful geomapping program, but how does Google Earth work? Here is how this Earth exploration toolkit works, and is helping groups and individuals make positive changes around the globe.

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Conservation's Biggest Challenge? The Legacy of Colonialism (Op-Ed)

Conservation's Biggest Challenge? The Legacy of Colonialism

https://www.livescience.com/65507-conservation-colonialism-legacy.html

livescience.com Today’s most dire conservation crises have a bloody past.

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This 12-Foot, 463-Lb. Alligator Went Head to Head with a Semitruck

This 12-Foot, 463-Lb. Alligator Went Head to Head with a Semitruck

https://www.livescience.com/65771-alligator-florida-semi-truck.html

livescience.com The creature survived the crash and wandered dazed in circles around a highway exit in Tallahassee before a trapper turned up.

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Crocodiles Are Breeding Near a Nuclear Power Plant (No, They're Not Radioactive)

Crocodiles Are Breeding Near a Nuclear Power Plant (No, They're Not Radioactive)

https://www.livescience.com/65994-crocodiles-nuclear-plant-florida.html

livescience.com Canals that carry water to cool a nuclear power plant in southern Florida are also home to hundreds of American crocodiles.

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This Iron-Shelled Snail Is Totally Metal … And Now It’s Endangered

This Iron-Shelled Snail Is Totally Metal … And Now It’s Endangered

https://www.livescience.com/66017-metal-snail-endangered.html

livescience.com A sea snail that builds its own armor out of iron is also the first deep-sea species to be declared endangered due to seabed mining.

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A Tiny Species That Looks Part-Deer, Part-Mouse Was Missing for Nearly 30 Years. Scientists Just Found It.

A Tiny Species That Looks Part-Deer, Part-Mouse Was Missing for Nearly 30 Years. Scientists Just Found It.

https://www.livescience.com/lost-silver-backed-chevrotain-captured-photos.html

livescience.com The miniature fanged deer has come out of hiding.

earthwatch.org

Is the Sun Setting on Rhinos?

Is the Sun Setting on Rhinos?

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On the Path to Becoming a Female STEM Role Model in Acadia

On the Path to Becoming a Female STEM Role Model in Acadia

https://earthwatch.org/multimedia/feature/on-the-path-to-becoming-a-female-stem-role-model-in-acadia

earthwatch.org This summer, through a sponsorship with Spring Power & Gas, high schooler Sophia Ludtke traveled to Maine to take part on the Earthwatch expedition Climate Change: Sea to Trees at Acadia National Park. In this blog post, Sophia shares her experience from her time in the field.

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Fostering a Global Community of Earthwatch Ambassadors

Fostering a Global Community of Earthwatch Ambassadors

https://earthwatch.org/multimedia/feature/fostering-a-global-community-of-earthwatch-ambassadors

earthwatch.org Earthwatch advocates come from near and far to support our mission to unite citizens with scientists. Here, we highlight some of the personal motivations that are driving individuals to get involved.

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Warren Stortroen—100 Cheers for an Extraordinary Volunteer!

Warren Stortroen—100 Cheers for an Extraordinary Volunteer!

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earthwatch.org After a 40-year career spent working in an office, Warren Stortroen decided to give back and travel the world while doing so. Over the past 22 years, Warren has spent 1,089 days collecting critical environmental and archaeological data across 67 projects in nearly 30 countries around the world. This...

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Safety in the Storm

This summer ushered in a series of natural disasters, which are currently still ravaging parts of the world.

https://earthwatch.org/multimedia/feature/safety-in-the-storm

earthwatch.org This summer ushered in a series of natural disasters, which are currently still ravaging parts of the world. From hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, to earthquakes in Mexico, to wildfires in northwestern North America – Earthwatch field sites have been directly impacted by these destructive events...

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The Call of the Crane

Whooping Cranes face many threats on their road to recovery.

https://earthwatch.org/multimedia/feature/the-call-of-the-crane

earthwatch.org Whooping Cranes face many threats on their road to recovery. In Texas, Earthwatch volunteers are working to help researchers ensure that the last wild migratory population of these birds and their habitat are around for years to come.

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Hiking, Song Birds, and Finding a Path to Environmentalism

The summer before her junior year in high school, Judith Santano received an Earthwatch student fellowship from the Durfee Foundation to study songbirds in Wyoming’s Rocky Mountains.

https://earthwatch.org/multimedia/feature/hiking-song-birds-and-finding-a-path-to-environmentalism

earthwatch.org The summer before her junior year in high school, Judith Santano received an Earthwatch student fellowship from the Durfee Foundation to study songbirds in Wyoming’s Rocky Mountains. Judith had never left Los Angeles before, and she had no idea what to expect. “I couldn’t believe that the worl...

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A Killer’s Charm

Discover the unique and at times distressing history of our relationship with killer whales

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Stress, Starvation, and Survival

Coral reefs around the world are dying off due to climate-related changes. How can we ensure these “rainforests of the sea” survive?

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earthwatch.org Coral reefs around the world are dying off due to climate-related changes. How can we ensure these “rainforests of the sea” survive?

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Bringing Back the Bison

Tens of millions of wild bison once freely roamed across North America before they were hunted to near extinction. Today, Earthwatch is helping to prepare for the return of this iconic species.

https://earthwatch.org/multimedia/feature/bringing-back-the-bison

earthwatch.org Tens of millions of wild bison once freely roamed across North America before they were hunted to near extinction. Today, Earthwatch, in partnership with the Blackfoot First Nation, is helping to prepare for the return of this iconic species.

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