NACD & NDOC bridge building

Cowboy Keepers

The National Association of Conservation Districts is considering adopting an NDOC resolution at their Joint Regional Meeting in Taos, NM in September. John Davison, of the Coconino Natural Resource District, and Mike Macauley of the NACD, see this as an alliance which holds the significant potential to benefit both of our causes since we both promote stewardship of natural resources as part of our work.

This brings up the idea that there are more alliances we should all be building, in order to give us all more impact in local government and in Washington. The western movement is characterized by many diverse segments working in smaller niches to preserve and promote their special interest, such as music, western art, rodeo, photography, writers, retailers, riders, publishers, etc., but none of us have any real idea what our numbes would reflect if we were all joined together in one formal alliance.