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.

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

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,...
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.

NCF- Envirothon
04/17/2018

NCF- Envirothon

Muddy Monday.... Have you ever wondered how earthworms alter soils in the forest ??

Sage Grouse Lek Cam
04/11/2018
Sage Grouse Lek Cam

Sage Grouse Lek Cam

With puffed chests and fanned feathers, sage grouse perform some pretty impressive dances in hopes of impressing a future mate. Watch and see for yourself! 

Here is a fun summer activity to do with your kids plus it’s great for our environment! BONUS!
04/10/2018

Here is a fun summer activity to do with your kids plus it’s great for our environment! BONUS!

It's butterfly-raising time! These boxes are ready to transport Cups of Caterpillars to families and classrooms throughout the country! Are baby caterpillars heading your way this spring? Order your Pollinators at insectlore.com and Get Growing!

03/30/2018
NaturalNews.com

Where would we be without bees?!

Protecting the honey bee is vital for our planet. Spread the message!

03/28/2018

Only a few more days to get in your hay bids! Deadline is April 2nd at noon.

02/12/2018

Hay Bids:
The South Bingham Soil Conservation District is once again accepting bids for hay-on-the-stump on approximately 30 acres of alfalfa for a 2 year period (2018 and 2019 growing seasons). The successful bidder will accept up to 3 cuttings of hay on the stump for established alfalfa and 2 cuttings for newly established alfalfa each year. There are 15 acres of established alfalfa that may be harvested at optimum harvest dates. There are 14.1 acres of established alfalfa that must be harvested after June 15 for first cutting and by September 1 for the final cutting. Acreage may vary slightly in 2017. The successful bidder and the District will review the agreement after the 2018 season. The District reserves the right to terminate the agreement prior to the 2018 growing season if market conditions change dramatically. To inspect the fields or for further information please contact the Plant Materials Center Farm at (208)397-4501 or the SBSCD at (208)397-4917. Bids may be delivered to the District Office until 4pm on April 2, 2018 or mailed to the PO Box listed below, SBSCD office hours are Mon./Wed. 11am-4pm and Tues./Thurs. 8am-1pm.. The District reserves the right to accept or reject any bid. Please bid in terms of dollars per ton of dry hay, and identify your bids with the words “Hay-On-The-Stump Bid, April 2018”. Green-chop bids will also be considered.

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

Sincerely,
Chris Wride, Chairman
South Bingham Soil Conservation District

01/09/2018
AWWA: Farm Bill key in protecting drinking water

AWWA: Farm Bill key in protecting drinking water

Runoff from farmlands can carry nutrients, insecticides and sediment that impact source water for downstream communities. That's why the American Water Works...

01/03/2018
04/10/2014

We are looking for an Administrative Assistant in our office in Aberdeen! This is a part-time position of approx. 20 hrs/week. Submit a current resume and letter of application by May 5th. Call or email Marci Bradley for a full job description!

07/03/2013

Our July Board meeting will be held July 10th at noon in our office in Aberdeen. Our meetings are open to the public so come join us and learn about what we're doing for conservation!

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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