A Properly Built and Maintained Grassed Waterway.
The Autumn-Olive can fix nitrogen in its roots and out-compete most native plants to tolerate extremely low levels of nitrogen in the soil.
Serving the people of Shawnee County with voluntary programs of education, planning, and application of conservation practices to sustain the long term quality of our soil, water, air, plant and animal resources in balance with human needs.
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What is a conservation district?
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Severe soil erosion problems during the Dust Bowl prompted the passage of the Conservation District Law by Kansas legislature in 1937. This legislation lead to the formation of conservation districts in Kansas. Through the years additional natural resources conservation challenges have emerged.
The conservation district is the primary local unit of government responsible for the conservation of soil, water and related natural resources within the county boundary. Kansas conservation districts are political subdivisions of state government charged with this vital role. Funding comes from county and state allocations, with some districts generating funds by providing conservation goods and services.
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