Showcasing Conservation Despite In-Person Tour Restrictions

Showcasing Conservation Despite In-Person Tour Restrictions

News Type: Federal Source: NCAD
Click here to read the article: https://www.nacdnet.org/2020/09/28/showcasing-conservation-despite-in-person-tour-restrictions/

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has undoubtedly altered the day-to-day practices of conservation districts across the nation; however, conservation does not stop. The Northeast Elko Conservation District in Nevada found an innovative way to keep its annual Shoesole Resource Management Group Tour on the calendar and continue their important outreach work.

With a 2019 NACD Technical Assistance Grant, the district was able to bring on Morgan Root, and, even though Root started during COVID-19, she immediately began making a difference in the area. She has worked diligently to deliver and teach conservation.

One of Root’s tasks was helping to coordinate the Shoesole Resource Management Group Tour, which occurs every year in the summer. The Shoesole Resource Management Group is a collaborative group of three ranches working on natural resource management. The group is devoted to sustaining healthy and productive public and private landscapes.