Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Why Do We Lime Soils? Moscow, ID Meeting Nov. 11th. Albany, OR Meeting Nov. 13th

From: Gudrun Mahrt []
Sent: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 8:20 PM
To: Gudrun Mahrt
Subject: Two important Regional AG Lime Meetings in November 2014 - EAST or WEST Side

Why do we lime soils?  Learn about the basics in your region and the newest technology why liming is important for crop production.

This free conference is packed with information about agricultural lime for your region.

Listen to experts from Extension, Industry, and from Europe.

Attend the  2014 AG Lime Conference for our growers, our farming industry, agricultural students, and for all interested in soil fertility:                                                                                          

November 11th 2014 in Moscow, Idaho - information about soils on the East Side of our mountain range. Click here for tickets.

November 13th 2014 in Albany, Oregon - information about soils on the West Side of the Cascades. Click here for tickets.                                  

Sign up today before tickets run out!  Send the invitation to your growers, neighbors, farmer friends.

(Soil and Water Credits will be provided to participating Certified Crop Advisors.)

EQIP Application Deadline November 21, 2014

From: Collins, Alexis - NRCS, Boise, ID []
Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 2:07 PM
To: Collins, Alexis - NRCS, Boise, ID

Ron Brooks, EQIP Program Manager: 208.378.5724
Alexis Collins, Public Affairs Specialist: 208.685.6978


Boise, Idaho - October 21, 2014 - The Idaho Natural Resources Conservation Service set a November 21, 2014, application deadline for the general Environmental Quality Incentives Program and special initiatives funded through that program. To be considered for fiscal year 2015 conservation program funding, agricultural operators must submit applications before November 21

“We accept applications for these programs on a continuous basis however, only the applications received by November 21st will be considered for funding this fiscal year,” said Ron Brooks, Idaho NRCS EQIP manager. “We will evaluate the applications received by this date and award contracts based on merit and available funds.”

Initiatives funded through EQIP include organic, on-farm energy, sage grouse, seasonal high tunnel, and soil health. Applications received after the November 21 deadline will be reviewed in the 2016 funding cycle.

The Environmental Quality Incentives Program helps agricultural producers complete resource conservation projects and make conservation-related management changes on their farms or ranches. Conservation program participation is voluntary and helps private landowners and operators defray the costs of installing conservation practices.

For more information on these programs as well as eligibility requirements, stop by your local USDA service center or visit NRCS online at


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

For 27 years, 5th and 6th grade students residing in Latah County have looked forward to the annual Conservation Awareness Days fieldtrip, sponsored by the Latah Soil and Water Conservation District.  This year's event is scheduled for Thursday, May 15 and Friday, May 16.

Students spend the day rotating through seven stations to learn from natural resource professionals about a variety of subjects such as soils, salmon migration, fire management, aquatic macro-invertebrates, forestry, fishing, weed management, and outdoor survival skills.

We encourage homeschool students to participate!

For more information, please contact Aven Julye,

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

IDL Landowner Forest Stewardship Plans Request For Proposal

Proposals will be received by the Latah Soil and Water Conservation District to establish a contract for the completion of ten Idaho Department of Lands Landowner Forest Stewardship Plans for landowners within the Big Bear Creek watershed, Latah County, Idaho.  To download the complete RFP visit

A pre-proposal meeting was held at 10:30 AM PST on February 19th at the Ponderosa Area Department of Lands Office, 3130 Highway 3 Deary, ID. Questions and Answers from the meeting can be found here.

Sealed packages must be received by the Latah Soil and Water Conservation District at 220 East 5th Street, Suite 208, Moscow, ID 83843 by 3:00 PM PDT March 11, 2014. 

Thursday, February 27, 2014

District Board Meeting - March 4th

The Latah SWCD Board will meet on March 4th at 8:15 AM. The meeting will be held at Gritman Medical Park (Federal Building), 220 E. 5th St., Moscow, Idaho in the conference room on the 2nd floor.
The public is encouraged to attend.