Dickinson County Conservation District

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

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Whooping Cranes Celebrate American Wetlands Month at Restored Nebraska Wetland 05/25/2021

Whooping Cranes Celebrate American Wetlands Month at Restored Nebraska Wetland

Whooping Cranes Celebrate American Wetland Month

Whooping Cranes Celebrate American Wetlands Month at Restored Nebraska Wetland Whooping Cranes Celebrate American Wetlands Month at Restored Nebraska Wetland

Breaking down Biden’s 30 x 30 plan: What you should know and where the order currently stands 04/22/2021

Breaking down Biden’s 30 x 30 plan: What you should know and where the order currently stands

Breaking down Biden’s 30 x 30 plan: What you should know and where the order currently stands FORD COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) – Led by the National Climate Taskforce along with input from other federal agencies, the Biden Administration’s Executive Order on climate change is aimed at reducin…

[04/22/21]   The next regular board meeting will be held on Monday, May 10 at 10:00 AM at the Abilene Public Library meeting room.

Newsletter – Dickinson County Conservation District 04/22/2021

Newsletter – Dickinson County Conservation District

Issue #21 of Conservation Connections is now available!

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04/05/2021

On this last day of celebrating Kansas Ag Month, we want to ask for your help in naming the newest addition to the Agriland family. She's ready to teach kids about Kansas agriculture - but first, what should we call her? Submit your suggestions from now until April 30th! https://fs22.formsite.com/KansasDeptAg/Agriland/index.html
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04/05/2021

See below for NRCS Direct Hire Vacancy Opportunities
Kansas Department of Agriculture NRCS

See below for NRCS Direct Hire Vacancy Opportunities
Kansas Department of Agriculture NRCS

Forms – Dickinson County Conservation District 04/05/2021

Forms – Dickinson County Conservation District

Attention: Dickinson County students! Scholarship deadline is fast approaching. Applications are due by April 9 at the USDA Service Center in Abilene. Abilene Public Schools USD #435 Solomon Schools USD 393 USD 473 Herington USD 487 Hope Schools Scholarship application is available online: https://dkcoconservation.com/forms-and-publications/

Forms – Dickinson County Conservation District Forms State-Cost-Share Share-ApplicationDownload W-9-Form (required for all state cost-share applications)Download 2021 ApplicationDownload 2020-03-03 By: cindy.montgomery On: March 3, 2020

An Ambitious Strategy to Preserve Biodiversity 03/31/2021

An Ambitious Strategy to Preserve Biodiversity

An Ambitious Strategy to Preserve Biodiversity The so-called 30 by 30 plan would protect 30 percent of U.S. lands and waters from development by 2030

When Whales Stop Calling 03/30/2021

When Whales Stop Calling

When Whales Stop Calling Seismic surveys looking for oil and gas deposits are interfering with cetacean communication, likely stressing the marine mammals

Beehives on a Cliff Wall Are Protected from Predators and Pesticides 03/29/2021

Beehives on a Cliff Wall Are Protected from Predators and Pesticides

Beehives on a Cliff Wall Are Protected from Predators and Pesticides A high mountain in China turns into a safe haven for the declining insects

Double Whammy of Warming, Overfishing Could Spell Disaster for Antarctic Krill 03/28/2021

Double Whammy of Warming, Overfishing Could Spell Disaster for Antarctic Krill

Double Whammy of Warming, Overfishing Could Spell Disaster for Antarctic Krill Countries are debating proposed marine reserves that could help protect this key source of food for other species

Rapid Heat-Stress Test Identifies Resilient Corals 03/27/2021

Rapid Heat-Stress Test Identifies Resilient Corals

Rapid Heat-Stress Test Identifies Resilient Corals A new method to measure corals’ heat tolerance on-site could speed up conservation efforts

Rain Forest Canopy Bridges Aid Slow Lorises, Gibbons and Other Threatened Species 03/26/2021

Rain Forest Canopy Bridges Aid Slow Lorises, Gibbons and Other Threatened Species

Rain Forest Canopy Bridges Aid Slow Lorises, Gibbons and Other Threatened Species The world’s most endangered primate is only the latest example of an arboreal animal benefiting from this simple yet effective conservation solution

The Problem with Honey Bees 03/25/2021

The Problem with Honey Bees

The Problem with Honey Bees They’re important for agriculture, but they’re not so good for the environment

Otters Show How Predators Can Blunt Climate Damage 03/24/2021

Otters Show How Predators Can Blunt Climate Damage

Otters Show How Predators Can Blunt Climate Damage Understanding the full impacts of warming requires factoring in the complexity of ecosystems

Moby-Dick and the Galápagos Tortoises 03/23/2021

Moby-Dick and the Galápagos Tortoises

Moby-Dick and the Galápagos Tortoises What Herman Melville left out of his classic novel

A Duet of Fish Owls 03/22/2021

A Duet of Fish Owls

A Duet of Fish Owls Part territorial call, part pair bond affirmation, their cries break the silence of a frozen Siberian landscape

The Kaleidoscopic Art of Threatened Corals 03/21/2021

The Kaleidoscopic Art of Threatened Corals

The Kaleidoscopic Art of Threatened Corals Resilient corals in Miami may signal what the future holds for these creatures

Sea Otters Could Get New Home in San Francisco Bay 03/20/2021

Sea Otters Could Get New Home in San Francisco Bay

Sea Otters Could Get New Home in San Francisco Bay Despite perils such as oil spills and high-speed ferries, the bay has plenty of safe spots for this charismatic threatened species

Exotic Animal Cafés Featuring Otters, Lizards and Owls Raise Alarms 03/19/2021

Exotic Animal Cafés Featuring Otters, Lizards and Owls Raise Alarms

Exotic Animal Cafés Featuring Otters, Lizards and Owls Raise Alarms The business of these cafés is growing, which could boost the illegal wildlife trade and have negative implications for wild animal populations

A Breakdown of Beavers 03/18/2021

A Breakdown of Beavers

A Breakdown of Beavers Environmental journalist Ben Goldfarb talks about his book Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter .

What We’ve Lost: The Species Declared Extinct in 2020 03/17/2021

What We’ve Lost: The Species Declared Extinct in 2020

What We’ve Lost: The Species Declared Extinct in 2020 Dozens of frogs, fish, orchids and other species—many unseen for decades—may no longer exist because of humanity’s destructive effects on the planet

Scientific Collaboration in a Divided World 03/16/2021

Scientific Collaboration in a Divided World

Scientific Collaboration in a Divided World An initiative in Arctic bird conservation shows the value of cooperation across geographical and political boundaries

How the Suburbs Could Help Save Biodiversity 03/15/2021

How the Suburbs Could Help Save Biodiversity

How the Suburbs Could Help Save Biodiversity The first step is to redefine our concept of what a garden should be

Some Ecological Damage from Trump’s Rushed Border Wall Could Be Repaired 03/14/2021

Some Ecological Damage from Trump’s Rushed Border Wall Could Be Repaired

Some Ecological Damage from Trump’s Rushed Border Wall Could Be Repaired Conservationists urge Biden to dismantle it quickly, especially in key habitats

The Real Cost of Planting Trees 03/13/2021

The Real Cost of Planting Trees

The Real Cost of Planting Trees Careful monitoring and up-front investment are necessary to ensure reforestation efforts yield benefits for communities and biodiversity

E-Eggs Track Turtle Traffickers 03/12/2021

E-Eggs Track Turtle Traffickers

E-Eggs Track Turtle Traffickers Decoy sea turtle eggs containing tracking tech are new weapons against beach poachers and traffickers.

A Few Fixes Could Cut Noise Pollution That Hurts Ocean Animals 03/11/2021

A Few Fixes Could Cut Noise Pollution That Hurts Ocean Animals

A Few Fixes Could Cut Noise Pollution That Hurts Ocean Animals Redesigning ship propellors and installing acoustic “curtains” could lower the volume on anthropogenic noise that disrupts ocean life

Your Next House May Pop Out of a 3D Printer 03/10/2021

Your Next House May Pop Out of a 3D Printer

Your Next House May Pop Out of a 3D Printer Giant 3D printers could transform building trades, cutting construction time and cost, and triggering a renaissance in innovative design.

Struggling Koalas Get Help from a Bold Breeding Program 03/09/2021

Struggling Koalas Get Help from a Bold Breeding Program

Struggling Koalas Get Help from a Bold Breeding Program Australia’s bushfires devastated koala populations, but a first-ever mix of capture and genetics could aid a marsupial comeback

An Urgent Call for a New Relationship with Nature 03/08/2021

An Urgent Call for a New Relationship with Nature

An Urgent Call for a New Relationship with Nature “Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and the Planet” is the theme of this year’s World Wildlife Day

Birds on beaches are under attack from dogs, photographers and four-wheel drives. Here's how you can help them 03/07/2021

Birds on beaches are under attack from dogs, photographers and four-wheel drives. Here's how you can help them

Birds on beaches are under attack from dogs, photographers and four-wheel drives. Here's how you can help them Researcher and photographer Claire Greenwell explains why people are the biggest threat to nesting shorebirds, and the simple ways you can help keep them safe next time you're at the beach.

Getting down to the nuts and bolts – a push for sustainable agricultural mechanization in Africa | Support to Investment | Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 03/06/2021

Getting down to the nuts and bolts – a push for sustainable agricultural mechanization in Africa | Support to Investment | Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Getting down to the nuts and bolts – a push for sustainable agricultural mechanization in Africa | Support to Investment | Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Today, more than ever, digital agriculture is streamlining efficiency and productivity. But in Africa, many people do not have access to agricultural tools and equipment to improve their yields and reduce heavy labour. These tools, digital and non-digital, need to be available to farmers.

Soil Health: The Next Agricultural Revolution 03/05/2021

Soil Health: The Next Agricultural Revolution

Soil Health: The Next Agricultural Revolution Geologist and author David Montgomery warns that agriculture must change to stop catastrophic soil erosion and offers hope with conservation agricultural practices that help build soil, feed the world and mitigate climate change.

[03/04/21]   The next meeting of the Dickinson County Conservation District Board of Supervisors is Monday, March 8, 2021 at the Abilene Public Library meeting room.

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