Foster Creek Conservation District
Foster Creek Conservation District
2021 Cost Benefit Analysis
Take a look at FCCD's Soil Health Testing and Monitoring Program's most recent cost benefit analysis. We take a look at the five producers enrolled within the most recent Department of Ecology grant and how the switch from conventional to direct seeding practices impacted their farm's economics.
Online Version Cost Benefit Analysis.pdf
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2021 Soil Health Soil Sample Data
2021 Soil Results.pdf
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What is Soil Health?

An introduction to the components of soil health and the Direct Seed and Soil Management Program at Foster Creek CD.


Learn more about soil health

Helpful Links to explore soil health 

No-till Farmer

Learn more about no-till in the drylands with articles, podcasts, videos, and more. Get involved with your local No-till community and stay up-to-date on no-till events near you.


Stay connected to WSU's Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources and the many articles and other resources developed for this area. 


Learn more about the Pacific Northwest Direct Seed Association and their efforts of helping dryland farmers incorporate direct seeding and other Soil Health news.

Learn more from Gabe Brownand his approach:  Brown's Ranch, ND


The Benefits of Cover Crops during prolonged rain and flooding events
This two-page flyer designed by USDA-NRCS highlights the benefits of using cover crops including nitrogen fixation, weed control, erosion control, and applied nutrient capture.
Cover Crops and Prevented Planting_NRCS_[...]
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Cost Benefit Analysis Summary
Summary of results for Foster Creek CD's Direct Seed Program for 2018-2020
Cost Benefit Summary.pdf
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Cost-Benefit Analysis : 2016-2018
Summary of results from Foster Creek CD's Direct Seed program,
Phase I - 2016-2018
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Nitrate in Groundwater: How to keep your drinking water and wells healthy
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