29 episodes

Conservation Starters is a podcast created by the Thurston Conservation District. This series is dedicated to empowering Thurston County residents to steward our shared natural resources. Through thoughtful conversations with TCD staff, community partners, and community members we explore a program or issue related to the work of the Conservation District and how our community can engage with us and our staff.

Conservation Starters Thurston Conservation District

    • Science
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Conservation Starters is a podcast created by the Thurston Conservation District. This series is dedicated to empowering Thurston County residents to steward our shared natural resources. Through thoughtful conversations with TCD staff, community partners, and community members we explore a program or issue related to the work of the Conservation District and how our community can engage with us and our staff.

    Focusing on Forests

    Focusing on Forests

    On this month's episode of Conservation Starters we sit down with Thurston Conservation District's Stewardship Forester, Alex Chacon to discuss how TCD is now offering more support for forest landowners in our community. We dive into what "healthy forests" can look like and we discuss the importance of planning for your forest land. We also explore the topic of climate assisted migration and talk about what this management technique can look like in our region. Tune in to learn more!Resources...

    • 31 min
    What are Riparian Buffers?

    What are Riparian Buffers?

    On this month's episode of Conservation Starters we sit down with Thurston Conservation District's Habitat Restoration Specialist, Joey Burgess to discuss the role of riparian buffers on our landscape. We discuss the benefits of adding plants along streams and river and outline two TCD programs that offer financial support for landowners to implement conservation projects on their property. Tune in to learn more about riparian buffers, CREP (Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program), an...

    • 40 min
    Want to Farm my Yard?

    Want to Farm my Yard?

    On this month's episode of Conservation Starters we sit down with Thurston Conservation District's Community Agricultural Coordinator, Tina Wagner to discuss urban agriculture in our local community. Together, we dive into challenges facing our food system like access to healthy food and the land needed to grow the produce we all love. We showcase two new projects that will support our local food system and our urban farmers. Tune in to hear more about the NEW Farm my Yard program and h...

    • 44 min
    Discovering Hedgerows

    Discovering Hedgerows

    On this month's episode of Conservation Starters, we are joined by Senior WSU Extension Coordinator & Educator, Erica Guttman and Native Plant Salvage's Learning & Outreach Coordinator, Cameron Dunn. During our time together we dive into the wonderful world of hedgerows! We discuss the benefits of adding hedgerows to your landscape and walk through the amazing hedgerow toolkit Erica and Cameron have recently developed. We chat about our ongoing partnership and discuss upcoming ways to...

    • 57 min
    Exploring the Nisqually River Watershed

    Exploring the Nisqually River Watershed

    On this month's episode of Conservation Starters, we are joined by Davy Clark, Nisqually River Education Project Program Director and Tristan Olson, Nisqually River Council Program Coordinator. Together we jump in and explore the Nisqually River Watershed. We discuss how each of their partnered organizations are working towards creating a healthier watershed, that restores ecosystems functions, promotes sustainable resource use, and creates ongoing educational opportunities. Davy and Tr...

    • 50 min
    A Check-in with TCD's Executive Director

    A Check-in with TCD's Executive Director

    On this month's episode of Conservation Starters, we are joined by TCD's Executive Director, Sarah Moorehead. Sarah is back on the podcast to discuss what TCD has been up to over the last two years and what we can expect to see in TCD's future. We discuss our upcoming move, big organizational goals, funding priorities, and exciting new projects. Sarah lets our listeners in on big updates and even participates in a fun rapid fire question session.Resources:Learn more about our two day upcoming...

    • 47 min

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