The Utah Association of Conservation Districts is the state voice for Utah's 38 conservation districts
and works to educate and support the work of 190 locally elected supervisors and their staff.
2014 Utah Envirothon
The 2014 Utah Envirothon competition will be held on April 25-26 at the Castle Valley Outdoors Ranch near Emery, Utah. Teams prepare during the school year for testing in five study areas: aquatic ecology, forestry, soils and land use, wildlife, and this year’s current issue, Sustainable Agriculture. Click here for more information.
2014 UCC Field Day
This year's Utah Conservation Commission's (UCC) annual Field Day will be held on June 25, 2014 in Kane County. Click here for more information and a registration form. Click here to redirect to the UCC website.
Upcoming UACD Convention
The 2014 Annual UACD Convention will be held on November 13-15, 2014 at the Davis County Convention Center in Layton, Utah. Keynote speakers will be Bruce Vincent and Karen Budd Falen.
Bruce Vincent is a third generation logger from Libby, Montana. During the past 20 years, he has given motivational speeches throughout the United States and the world, has testified on natural resource issues before Congress and has appeared on several news programs. Click here for more information.
Karen Budd Falen is a western law attorney from Cheyenne, Wyoming. She previously served for three years in the Reagan Administration, U.S. Department of the Interior, as a Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management. Karen now represents private property owners, ranching and farming organizations, and local governments. Click here for more information.
Utah Legislature Update
During the 2014 general session, UACD gave unput to several bills and appropriations. Senate Bill 73, Sub 03: Agricultural Environment Amendments passed, included storage as eligible for ARDL, and gave definition to the ACES program. House Bill 370: Canal Safety Amendments passed and said the DWR "may" contract with CDs, as irrigation convenyance inventories must be completed by 2017. CDs recieved funding to assist canals with safety plans. House Bill 03: Appropriations Adjustments supplemented or reduced appropriations previously provided, provided budget increases and decreases, and provided funds for the bills with fiscal impact passed in the 2014 general session. For information on other bills passed this session, visit the Utah State Legislature website.
West Box Elder CRM Group Receives Public Lands Award
The WBECRM group received the Public Lands Foundation's Landscape Stewardship Award on Nov. 20, 2013, during a Box Elder County Commission meeting. For more information about the award, click here.
Updated UACD Resolutions
UACD's policy positions are updated annually during the business session at the UACD Convention. The most recent business session was held November 7, 2013. Click here to view the updated policy position booklet.