As the oldest conservation group in Alaska, Alaska's Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) provide a unique and nonpolitical view of soil and water conservation issues and needs in Alaska. The SWCDs have been providing stewardship of Alaska's lands since before statehood. Many years of expertise in sustainable agriculture, responsible resource use and careful management of our soil and water are represented on SWCD boards and the board of the Alaska Association of Conservation Districts (AACD), as well as great expertise on resource issues by the staff in the various Districts. Consider using these knowledgeable people as contacts and resources as you research news reports on soil and water conservation issues in Alaska.
Many conservation projects by Districts and landowner/managers will be recognized as Alaska LandCare Projects. These projects stand up as the latest best management practices and meet all Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) federal standards. Alaska LandCare recognized projects will be examples of land and water stewardship work keeping our natural resources in a sustainable balance. Sustainable use of our natural resources is the mission of AACD and the SWCDs of Alaska.
AACD will be working with the media to highlight these important and innovative natural resource projects.
The following downloads are available to the media and others who need additional information, art or facts in a printable format. Additional resources may be obtained by contacting AACD's information specialist, Victoria Naegele, at 746-2172. For information on the National Association of Conservation Districts, visit www.nacdnet.org. Other contacts: Steve Hicks, AACD CAO (907)373-7923