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Two New Books on Conservation Policy and History
by R. Neil Sampson
With One Voice: The National Association of Conservation Districts. This new history of the national soil and water conservation program is now available from Wheatmark Publishers. View .pdf excerpts below...
Also Now Available from Wheatmark Publishers... For Love of the Land
Out of print since 1995, this classic history of the conservation district movement from the 1930’s until 1980 has been reprinted as a second edition in 2009.
story begins with the Dust Bowl, and the earliest efforts by H. H. Bennett to
launch a national soil and water conservation program.
Conservation districts were born in 1937 and quickly began to be
established throughout the country.
In 1946, they banded together into a national organization – now known as the
National Association of Conservation Districts – to achieve together what no one
district could do on its own.
that time to this day, conservation districts have been growing in both stature
and achievement. But the road has
been far from easy. Fighting for
federal budgets has been a year-in, year-out struggle.
Efforts to eliminate entire federal agencies or conservation programs
have come along periodically. The
story told in
For Love of the Land picks up
With One Voice, which starts
around 1980 and ends near 2005.
Together, these two books contain the complete history of
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