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 UACD Convention
We recently had our 2014 annual meeting at the Davis Conference Center in Layton, Utah. Elections were held as part of the business session. Bob Barry is the new President of the UACD Board of Directors, with Ed Bench as Vice President. Thank you Wendell for all of your hard work these past 4 years. The Auxiliary raised a record amount at their annual auction for scholarships to be given in the spring. Thank you for all of your support.
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 14, 2014. There were 4 new resolutions adopted. Click here to view the updated policy position booklet.
Utah Legislature Update
During the 2014 general session, UACD gave input 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.
Zone 5 CRMP
The purpose of the Kanab Watershed Coordinated Resource Management Plan is to assist cooperators to quantify watershed characterization and determine existing water quality and other resource issues. Coordinated technical, research and funding efforts between stakeholders, will guide future watershed uses and restoration opportunities. A website has been developed to provide information for the general public, and all cooperators: including the Technical and Citizen Advisory Committees. http://www.kanecountycd.com/