|Adams Soil & Water
Adams County, Idaho
203 S. Galena St.
Council, ID 83612
P.O. Box 26
Council, ID 83612
ASWCD is an equal
Rock barbs and riparian vegetation protect the bank of the Little Weiser River in Indian
Valley. This photograph was taken less than one year after barbs were installed and shrubs
were planted on the eroding bank.
Monthly Business Meeting, February 19, 2019
6:30 p.m. at the ASWCD Office, 203 South Galena St., Council
Agenda. The public is welcome to attend.
Click here to view our February 2019 newsletter with information
about the Soil Health Symposium, college scholarship opportunity,
Register now for the 2019 Soil Health Symposium,
Soil Health: Putting the Pieces Together,
Thursday, February 14th at the Four Rivers Cultural Center in
Ontario from 8:15 to 4:30. Visit payetteswcd.org for details and
easy online registration. Cost is just $25 until February 8th,
$30 at the door. Lunch will be provided.
Click here to view the May 2018 newsletter.
Click here to view the October 2017 ASWCD newsletter.
Skillathon competition challenges 4-H and FFA youth to test
their rangeland knowledge and skills
ASWCD partners with the University of Idaho Extension/Adams
County, Idaho Rangeland Resource Commission and other sponsors
to offer the Idaho Rangeland Skillathon and Wildlife Habitat
Education Program (WHEP) for Idaho students. Annual competitions
are held at different locations around the state. Click here to learn
about WHEP and how you can get involved in next year's Skillathon,
or call the Adams County Extension office at 208-253-4279 for more
Growing future conservationists, one camper at a time
Middle school students from around the state gather near Sun Valley
each summer to learn about Idaho's natural resources. Your child
could be among them, and we'll pick up the tab!
ASWCD offers an annual scholarship for Natural Resources Camp at
the Central Idaho 4-H Camp north of Ketchum. Adams County
students ages 12-14 are eligible. Click here for more details.
To earn a scholarship to next summer's camp experience, interested
students should write a letter to ASWCD, telling us why they want to
attend camp and what they hope to learn. Entries are due by April
30, 2018. They can be mailed or e-mailed to ASWCD (see contact
info in right-hand column).
Little Weiser landowner accomplishments
There is less sediment flowing down the Little Weiser River today and
more acres of pasture and hay ground are staying put, thanks to the
voluntary stream bank restoration efforts of local landowners.
“We have wrapped up the second phase of a nearly decade-long
project to reduce bank loss along the Little Weiser River,” explained
Julie Burkhardt, chair of the Adams SWCD. “Over the last eight
years, landowners have voluntarily implemented best management
practices to stop bank loss and reduce the sediment load in the Little
Weiser by well over 2,000 tons per year.”
More than twenty projects were completed through Phase 1 and 2 of
the Little Weiser Stream Bank Restoration Project. Landowners have
stabilized 5089 feet of stream bank and installed 4229 feet of fence
to protect riparian vegetation. Read more.
Ranching for livestock and wildlife: See how Idaho rancher Jared
Brackett is managing his resources to produce cattle and preserve
sage grouse in core sage grouse habitat in this Life on the Range
segment from the Idaho Rangeland Resource Commission.
Adams Soil & Water Conservation District