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Never Stop Learning about Conservation!

Interactive Conservation Lesson with Moscow Charter School Students

Conservation Awareness Days

Every May we coordinate and host an all-day field trip for 5th and 6th graders in Latah County. Teachers bring their classes to Spring Valley Reservoir and spend the day visiting different stations where they investigate many aspects of conservation and natural resource management.

Volunteers from different agencies and professions share their experience and knowledge with the students in a hands-on setting. 

Conservation Awareness Day Summaries

2019 Summary

2018 Summary

2017 Summary

2016 Summary

2015 Summary

Local Monarch Waystations

Latah Soil and Water Conservation District works with schools in Latah County to create Certified Monarch Butterfly Waystations.  These stations provide Milkweeds, nectar plants and shelter for Monarchs throughout their annual cycle of reproduction and migration.


Brenda Erhardt has worked with the following schools:

  • Deary Elementary

  • Moscow Charter School

  • Russell Elementary

  • Troy High School





Russell Elementary Weighstation      Moscow Charter School Weighstation

Financial Support and Scholarships for Youth

We provide financial support

for programs such as 

Idaho Ag in the Classroom

Envirothon, the Idaho State Forestry

Contest and the 

Idaho FFA Career Development events.

We also provide assistance for students

to participate in these events, as well as

scholarships for students to attend

Natural Resources Camp.

Learning in the Classroom

We love to work directly with students and can give classroom presentations by request!








Art and Conservation

Latah SWCD  worked with Moscow Charter School Students in 2019 to participate in the annual ArtWalk in downtown Moscow.  Students all participated in a conservation lesson and then created conservation art to show at ArtWalk.

Clearwater Basin Youth Conservation Corps

Latah SWCD  worked with Clearwater Basin Youth Conservation Corps for a week during the summer of 2020.  The youth crew helped build BDA's, water plants, and weed noxious weeds at one of our wetland restoration sites.  They were a great crew and a lot of fun to work with! Thanks again for your help Clearwater Basin Youth Conservation Corps!

Youth Programs

Latah Soil and Water Conservation District provides several opportunities for local youth to become involved in conservation projects and we provide many opportunities for learning and involvement within the community.

Resources of Community Concern

Other Resources