These “blow-outs” were large amounts of sand being removed from strong gusts of wind and were a result of un-restricted grazing of livestock on dune grasses.
Together the Civillian Conservation Corps (CCC), Clatsop County residents, and Soil Conservation Districts worked to stabilize the dunes.
Affordability is a function of the price of water service, the quantity of water consumed, and the ability of households to pay for that service.
ORA was successful in drafting language that was included in the CPUC’s October 2014 final decision that will ensure that all proposals to consolidate districts should, at a minimum, address the public interest benefits that are achieved in light of the proximity, rate comparability, water supply, and operation of the districts that are proposed for consolidation.
These criteria are important for the CPUC to consider when weighing whether to consolidate rates across a water company’s service territory because supply and distribution costs for different water utilities and districts can vary significantly.
It is important to ensure that all district consolidation proposals are evaluated in light of district-specific benefits to ratepayers.
In addition, a municipality that has chosen to be incorporated into a district may appoint up to two urban supervisors to represent urban interests on the board.
Montana Conservation District Contact Information (Printable) HISTORY | OPERATIONS | FUNDING | PARTNERS | ROLES Conservation districts are units of local government designed to help citizens conserve their soil, water, and other renewable natural resources.
They were organized in the 1930s as a response to the “Dust Bowl” days.
Implicit, if not always elucidated, in calls for conservation is belief that conservation has values for society as a whole and that we must conserve resources for future generations.
Often these values fit nicely with the everyday objectives of the landholder, but not always.