Conservation funding offered

FULTONVILLE — The Greater Adirondack Resource Conservation and Development Council and local Soil and Water Conservation Districts have partnered with the New York Natural Resources Conservation Service to bring focused conservation program funding to the region.

The Regional Conservation Partnership Program uses partnerships to coordinate and target resources to address regional conservation goals.

The Greater Adirondack RCPP partnership announces Sept. 15 as the application cutoff date for targeted conservation projects through the NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program in Warren, Saratoga, Fulton, Hamilton, Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Franklin and Essex counties for fiscal year 2018. All applications are competitive and are ranked based on locally identified resource priorities and the overall benefit to the environment.

This funding will be used to implement practices to address localized priority resource concerns. Local SWCDs and NRCS offices will work together to provide assistance to producers in the project area in developing and implementing conservation practices.

Interested farmers and landowners should contact their local NRCS office for additional information and to obtain an application.

As part of application process, all landowners will need to complete USDA eligibility requirements. To find information on EQIP eligibility, visit www.nrcs.usda.gov.

If anyone is interested in applying for an NRCS conservation program, visit the NRCS website at www.nrcs.usda.gov.

Anyone can apply by visiting the local SWCD office, which can be located using the website www.nys-soilandwater.org/contacts/county offices.html, or by visiting the NRCS field office, which can be located by using the website http://offices.sc.egov.usda.gov/locator/app?state=NY.


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