South Bingham Soil Conservation District

South Bingham Soil Conservation District The South Bingham Soil Conservation District partners with land owners, land users and other agencies to implement best management practices in order to address natural resource conservation concerns in South Bingham county, Idaho.

We are one of 50 conservation districts in the state of Idaho. We function as the primary source for implementing non-regulatory, locally led conservation in South Bingham County. We are managed by a five seat, voluntary board.

Mission: To use all available resources to aid land owners and land users in implementing best management practices to address local natural resource conservation concerns.

Portneuf River Vision
11/26/2019

Portneuf River Vision

And just like that the Pocatello Creek demonstration project is done! A huge thank you to our contractor: TDX, our design engineer: Biota, and all the City staff and volunteers who made it possible, including the Portneuf Soil and Water Conservation District for use of their willow stinger. This project sought to demonstrate use of a new stream bank stabilization material: flex MSE bags and to begin to restore some of the riparian health to Pocatello Creek by planting shrubby willows which will also screen nearby homes from Pocatello Creek Road. We will continue doing more planting next spring!

09/25/2019

The South Bingham SCD will be holding their monthly meeting on Oct. 2nd at 12pm. Go check out our website to view the agenda and all past agendas and meeting minutes.

www.southbinghamscd.com

09/23/2019
South Bingham Soil Conservation District

Just a reminder that bids are due next Tuesday at 1pm!

The South Bingham Soil Conservation District is once again accepting bids on grass and legume straw bales located at the Plant Materials Center in Aberdeen. We would like to send a personal invitation to you to participate as you have done in the past. Bids will close on October 1, 2019 at 1:00 pm and will be opened on October 2, 2019. Bids may be submitted to the South Bingham Soil Conservation District

SBSCD
58 W Washington Ave
PO Box 854
Aberdeen, ID 83210

There are 124.5 small round bales, totaling 30 tons, average weight is 480-500 pounds per bale. The straw may be inspected by calling (208)397-4501 between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday –Friday to schedule a time. The farm is located at the corner of Vanderford Road and Highway 39. The straw must be paid for upon removal and all straw must be removed by December 1, 2019.

09/11/2019

Job Opportunity

The position will assist the Power County Soil and Water Conservation district and the USDA-Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) field offices in managing
existing Farm Bill contracts, farm planning and contract writing. It will also assist with ongoing soil health efforts in the area.

Knowledge and skills desired for the position:

Knowledge of a wide range of principles, methods, and techniques of soil
conservation and related disciplines of soils, agronomy, range
management, forestry, and biology to assist in developing a
comprehensive, integrated plan to address the areas resource problems.
The ability to communicate in order to explain soil and water conservation
alternatives to a variety of audiences, to carry out the field office
information and education programs, to provide training and guidance to
staff and to prepare comprehensive resource management plans for a
variety of land users as well as the ability to apply multiple resource
conservation measures and alternatives, to resolve specific and complex
resource problems.

Position will be full time 40 hrs/week for a term not to exceed 1 year. Pay is $15.00/hr-$16.75/hr DOE

Apply by 09/20/2019 to receive consideration.

Power County Soil and Water Conservation District
Attn: Pegi Long
2769 Fairgrounds Rd,
American Falls Idaho 83211
[email protected]

09/10/2019

The South Bingham Soil Conservation District is once again accepting bids on grass and legume straw bales located at the Plant Materials Center in Aberdeen. We would like to send a personal invitation to you to participate as you have done in the past. Bids will close on October 1, 2019 at 1:00 pm and will be opened on October 2, 2019. Bids may be submitted to the South Bingham Soil Conservation District

SBSCD
58 W Washington Ave
PO Box 854
Aberdeen, ID 83210

There are 124.5 small round bales, totaling 30 tons, average weight is 480-500 pounds per bale. The straw may be inspected by calling (208)397-4501 between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday –Friday to schedule a time. The farm is located at the corner of Vanderford Road and Highway 39. The straw must be paid for upon removal and all straw must be removed by December 1, 2019.

08/14/2019
Pollinators Forever

Pollinators Forever

Pollinators are some of the unsung heroes of Idaho's breathtaking landscapes and ecosystems. The next time you enjoy #YourPublicLands, thank a pollinator! An...

Idaho sage grouse numbers have dropped 52% since 2016. Will management changes help them? | East Idaho News
08/11/2019
Idaho sage grouse numbers have dropped 52% since 2016. Will management changes help them? | East Idaho News

Idaho sage grouse numbers have dropped 52% since 2016. Will management changes help them? | East Idaho News

BOISE – The federal government decided in September 2015 not to list the sage-grouse as an endangered species. Since then, Idaho’s sage-grouse numbers have dropped 52 percent. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service made that decision at a time when sage-grouse numbers were climbing in Idaho and othe...

04/10/2019
Invasive Species of Idaho

Invasive Species of Idaho

Mussel fouled boat #7 was found this past weekend at the Cedars I-90W watercraft inspection station. The vessel was coming from Michigan and bound for Washington state. The mussels were determined to be dead and Washington has been notified. Great job inspectors!
Always make sure your boat is #CleanDrainDry to stop the spread of aquatic invasive species!

Calling all teachers!!!We are excited to be offering a scholarship to attend an Ag in the Classroom workshop! If you are...
04/08/2019
Idaho Agriculture in the Classroom

Calling all teachers!!!
We are excited to be offering a scholarship to attend an Ag in the Classroom workshop! If you are interested in going, and gettting credits, contact us! There are 3 workshops to choose from- Pocatello, Nampa, and Lewiston.

https://www.agclassroom.org/id/teacher/workshops.htm

This teacher and kid friendly web site provides educators and students with information, lesson plans, activities, and state contacts to increase agricultural literacy.

04/05/2019
Invasive Species of Idaho

Invasive Species of Idaho

This weekend the Malad watercraft inspection station intercepted this vessel on its way to Montana after spending 3 months in the Colorado River. Inspectors found dead Asian Clams and Quagga mussels on the anchor. The boat and anchor were hot-washed and the vessel was released to its destination.
Remember to always Clean, Drain and Dry your watercraft and your anchor after use!

#StopInvasiveSpecies #CleanDrainDry

Idaho Soil and Water Conservation Commission
04/05/2019

Idaho Soil and Water Conservation Commission

Our beautiful state insect - the Western Monarch Butterfly - is declining in number. Read our April newsletter to see what you can do to help them!
https://swc.idaho.gov/media/2158/2019_4-april-2019-newsletter.pdf #MonarchButterfly #conservation #Idaho

Hey all! It's that time of year again when we sell trees (yay!) I just posted our current list of trees on our website s...
03/04/2019
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Hey all! It's that time of year again when we sell trees (yay!) I just posted our current list of trees on our website so go check it out and get your orders in!

http://southbinghamscd.com/

02/11/2019
12/06/2018
Idaho Soil and Water Conservation Commission

Idaho Soil and Water Conservation Commission

After the 2016-2017 winter, areas along the Weiser River were in need of repairs. Multiple agencies came together to make this project a success! Check out this 7 minute video on this awesome project. #winter2016 #weiserriver #conservation

Idaho Soil and Water Conservation Commission
11/28/2018
Idaho Soil and Water Conservation Commission

Idaho Soil and Water Conservation Commission

USFS is taking comments from Idaho residents on their draft amendments to their Sage Grouse Management Plan. See the article below for more information.

11/27/2018

I have just updated our website with new meeting information and an updated scholarship form. Go check it out!
http://southbinghamscd.com/

Idaho Soil and Water Conservation Commission
11/21/2018

Idaho Soil and Water Conservation Commission

Idaho Soil and Water Conservation Commission
11/03/2018
Idaho Soil and Water Conservation Commission

Idaho Soil and Water Conservation Commission

No-Till November - Many farmers till during the fall. This year, we encourage you not to. Leave it be, let it grow. Save time, money, and improve your soil’s health by joining the farmers who observe No-Till November.

Idaho Soil and Water Conservation Commission
10/29/2018
Idaho Soil and Water Conservation Commission

Idaho Soil and Water Conservation Commission

"Bee-ing" a Friend to Pollinators - click the below link for an interesting article that includes information on NRCS conservation practices that can benefit pollinators. #pollinators #conservation

10/26/2018
Idaho Soil and Water Conservation Commission

Idaho Soil and Water Conservation Commission

A High Tunnel System, commonly called a “hoop house,” is an increasingly popular conservation practice for farmers, and is available with financial assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).

NCF- Envirothon
10/17/2018

NCF- Envirothon

Time for tree ID.
In the photo can you identify the Acer Rubrum from the Acer Saccharum? Do you know the "common name" for these two trees ?

Did you know that the US Forest Service recognizes the Acer Rubrum as the most abundant native tree in eastern North America ?

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NRCS Accepting Environmental Quality Incentives Program ApplicationsSign-up targeting four categories of conservation pr...
09/25/2018
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NRCS Accepting Environmental Quality Incentives Program Applications
Sign-up targeting four categories of conservation practices

BOISE, September 24, 2018 – The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Idaho has announced an early sign-up period for four categories of Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) projects. Applications may be submitted for conservation practices covered under:

· The National On-Farm Energy Initiative,

· The High Tunnel System Initiative,

· Disaster Relief Funding, this includes any Grassland Reserve Program, Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program or Agricultural Land Easement Program easements that need repairs; and

· Conservation Activity Plans.

Applications must be received by Nov. 16 to be considered for this funding cycle. Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed in subsequent funding cycles.

“Agricultural producers are always very resilient and known for rising to any challenge,” said Curtis Elke, NRCS State Conservationist for Idaho. “Recognizing that challenges are opportunities to make things better, this early sign-up period is going to enable us to help Idaho’s farmers, ranchers and private timber producers implement useful conservation practices. This will in turn allow them to be more prepared in the face of natural disasters, rising energy costs, and increasing variability in weather conditions.”

For more information on how to apply as well as eligibility requirements, stop by your local USDA service center or visit NRCS online at http://www.id.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/.

About EQIP
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.


Natural Resources Conservation Service

9173 W. Barnes Drive, Suite C

Boise, ID 83709

Voice 208.685.6978

Web: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/

Meet Kenneth McAlister. a nationally recognized soil health champion from Electra, Texas, who has used no-till and cover crops to diversify his operation and strengthen his bottom line.

08/21/2018

The South Bingham Soil Conservation District is once again accepting bids on grass and legume straw bales located at the Plant Materials Center in Aberdeen. We would like to send a personal invitation to you to participate as you have done in the past. Bids will close on September 4, 2018 at 1:00 pm and will be opened on September 5, 2018. Bids may be submitted to the South Bingham Soil Conservation District M/W 11am-4pm and T/T 8am-1pm or by mail to:

SBSCD
58 W Washington Ave
PO Box 854
Aberdeen, ID 83210

There are 208.5 small round bales, totaling 45.5 tons, average weight is 500 pounds per bale. The straw may be inspected by calling (208)397-4501 between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday –Friday to schedule a time. The farm is located at the corner of Vanderford Road and Highway 39. The straw must be paid for upon removal and all straw must be removed by December 1, 2018.
Sincerely,
Chris Wride, Chairman
South Bingham Soil Conservation District

Idaho Soil and Water Conservation Commission
08/03/2018
Idaho Soil and Water Conservation Commission

Idaho Soil and Water Conservation Commission

This is a very good article on how Jason Brewer utilizes no-till and cover crops to improve soil health on his Montana farm. Check it out!

What a great place this would be to take your kids to!
07/26/2018
East Idaho News.com

What a great place this would be to take your kids to!

The Butterfly Haven is now open in Pingree -- the greenhouse offers families the chance to see birds, hundreds of butterflies, and many different flowers and fauna.

What a great learning experience for everyone! If there is anyone that would like to go let me know!
07/23/2018

What a great learning experience for everyone! If there is anyone that would like to go let me know!

Got weeds? Got a new landscaping project? Let us help you! We got 6’x500’ weed mat for sale. Contact me for pricing, 208...
06/21/2018

Got weeds? Got a new landscaping project? Let us help you! We got 6’x500’ weed mat for sale. Contact me for pricing, 208-397-4917.

I had the pleasure of awarding our 5th grade poster winners today!1st-Lexie Brown2nd-Olivia Pratt3rd-Brooklyn DaySo prou...
06/02/2018

I had the pleasure of awarding our 5th grade poster winners today!
1st-Lexie Brown
2nd-Olivia Pratt
3rd-Brooklyn Day
So proud of these girls and their artistic abilities! Their posters will now go on to our district meeting in October to compete for our state meeting!

05/23/2018

Is there anyone who would like some bare root Siberian peas? We have 100 extra than what were needed for a project and need to get rid of them in the next 2-3 days. Message me or give me a call!

Idaho Soil and Water Conservation Commission
05/21/2018
Idaho Soil and Water Conservation Commission

Idaho Soil and Water Conservation Commission

IDAHO LANDOWNERS have until May 25th to apply for FY2018 Habitat Improvement funding under the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Sage Grouse Initiative!

I had the opportunity to help at a field trip on Wednesday with Mr. Layne Arnoldson and his STEM class. We went to the f...
05/19/2018

I had the opportunity to help at a field trip on Wednesday with Mr. Layne Arnoldson and his STEM class. We went to the fish hatchery in Springfield (who knew we had one so close!?) where they raise Sockeye Salmon. The kids also got to fish with some flies that they tied themselves. After they went down on Danielson Creek and learned about water current measurements and all the organisms that live in the water (thanks Steve Houser from the canal company and Steven Smith from DEQ).

A Grass-Roots Movement For Healthy Soil Spreads Among Farmers
04/22/2018
A Grass-Roots Movement For Healthy Soil Spreads Among Farmers

A Grass-Roots Movement For Healthy Soil Spreads Among Farmers

America's farmers are digging soil like never before. A movement for "regenerative agriculture" is dedicated to building healthier soil and could even lead to a new eco-label on food.

Happy Earth Day!
04/22/2018

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day...

So excited to go to my first Envirothon!
04/20/2018

So excited to go to my first Envirothon!

Idaho State Envirothon competition starts on Monday... Good luck and good weather !! We are looking forward to coming to the beautiful state of Idaho for the 2018 NCF-Envirothon in July.

04/19/2018

Have a tree project in the works?! Let us help you get your trees! We are still taking orders through next week. Msg me for a list of available trees.

Address

58 W Washington Ave
Aberdeen, ID
83210

General information

Our Board members: Chris Wride, Chairman Richard Line, Vice-Chairman Sam Chandler, Treasurer Terry Lebrecht, Supervisor Lance Shackleford, Supervisor

Opening Hours

Monday 11:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:00 - 13:00

Telephone

(208) 397-4917

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