Natural Resources Conservation Service

10:12am

Fri July 12, 2013
The Salt

Heavy Rains Send Iowa's Precious Soil Downriver

Originally published on Tue July 16, 2013 11:33 am

Soil erosion after five inches or more of rain fell in one hour across portions of Western Iowa in 2013.
USDA Natural Resources Conservation

6:03pm

Wed July 25, 2012
Colorado Wildfires

What Does it Take to Rehabilitate the High Park Burn Zone?

The Young Gulch trail and others along Highway 14 are expected to remain closed for restoration work.
Grace Hood KUNC

6:00am

Wed July 11, 2012
Environment

Protecting Northern Colorado Water After the Fires

Helicopter helping fight the High Park Fire
US Forest Service USDA - Flickr

With recent wildfires in northern Colorado now under control, the City of Greeley is focusing on protecting its drinking water supplies. This week the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service announced that it is awarding the city $500,000 to help mitigation efforts.

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2:57pm

Mon April 23, 2012
Environment

Nonprofit Launches Unusual Project to Combat Drought

mcconnell.franklin/ Creative Commons

Facing potential drought and lower-than-average river flows this summer, one Colorado nonprofit is launching a program it hopes will make a difference.

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4:56pm

Tue March 20, 2012
Snowpack

Northern Co. Snowpack Losing Ground in March

Snow in Colorado's Rocky Mountains
courtesy of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Creative Commons/Flickr

The recent stretch of warm, sunny weather in northern Colorado is taking a toll on the state’s already lagging snowpack.  Despite modest gains from several February storms, forecasters say the snowpack is shrinking with each warm day.

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