Soil and Water Conservation districts are local units of government that develop, manage, and direct natural resource programs at the local level. Districts have been around since before Alaska was a state. Alaska’s conservation districts were established after the Territory of Alaska passed legislation in 1947 that authorized their formation. Our programs are driven by the Board of Supervisors, and the resource concerns brought to them from our cooperators.
One crucial niche districts fill is that of providing soil and water conservation services to owners of private lands -- from individuals of small parcels to Native organization owning thousands of acres. Helping landowners learn about and manage their lands and waters, whether for forestry, agriculture, recreation, or other uses, is key to economic sustainability and local quality of life.
Please explore our website and consider becoming an active member of your District and sign up as a cooperator.
CLIMATE CHANGE IN OUR BACKYARD WORKSHOP - Sponsored by Central Peninsula League of Women Voters and Kenai Peninsula KRC Student Union
This all day event will be held on Saturday, March 28th from 9am to 4pm in the Commons at the Kenai Peninsula College, Soldotna. Main themes are flooding frequency, salmon stressors, coastal erosion, and wildfire risk. Keynote speaker is author NANCY LORD of Homer. Featured speakers include a variety of regional experts. Cost is free. Refreshments and light lunch (featuring local ingredients) provided, and limited child care is available. For more information, CLICK HERE
Join us at the annual Kenai Peninsual Cooperative Weed Management Area Invasive Awareness Workshop on Saturday, April 24th, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Islands and Ocean Visitors Center in Homer. Catch up on the latest managment programs and projects in the morning, then stick around for an Invasive Awareness Identification and Prevention certification in the afternoon. The event is free to attend and lunch will be provided. More details will be posted as we get closer. KP-CWMA
Current Newsletter (FALL 2014).
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Job Vacancy: Invasive Plant Field Technicians needed for upcoming season! Check our Employment Opportunities page for details.
Vacant Board Seat - The Homer District is recruiting to fill this position. Please see the About Us page for more information.
Designation of Soils of Local Importance Becomes Final
Updates on the progress on the elodea eradication efforts, see Refuge Notebook.