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2010-10-01 18:45:00

California Landowners have enrolled 100,000 Acres into WRP ARBUCKLE, Calif., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) today announced California's farmers and ranchers have now enrolled over 100,000 acres into the Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP). This announcement came during a celebration and wetlands tour at Joe Kalfsbeek's farm in Colusa County. "We are commemorating the voluntary conservation work of over 240 private landowners and...

2010-09-13 10:00:00

DAVIS, Calif., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California has set the application deadline for Fiscal Year 2011 Farm Bill conservation programs funding as November 12, 2010. The deadline includes all California Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) initiatives, except the EQIP Organic Initiative. The EQIP Organic Initiative sign up deadline will be provided at a later...

2010-09-01 14:37:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced the winning proposals for the 2010 Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG). "Among the 61 projects selected, six of them will directly benefit Pennsylvanians," announced Noel Soto, CIG program Coordinator for USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). CIG invests in innovative, on-the-ground conservation technologies and approaches, with the goal of wide-scale adoption to...

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2010-08-20 09:40:55

A comprehensive study of pollutants in a major Chesapeake Bay tributary revealed troublesome levels of nitrogen and copper that could flow into the Bay, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and their cooperators.Scientists with USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and their collaborators conducted the study as part of the Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) for Maryland's Choptank River Watershed, which flows into the Chesapeake Bay. CEAP began in...

2010-08-18 16:20:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "A new construction project along the Brandywine Creek in Chester County is underway to create new wetland areas that will help provide flood control to nearby residents," reports Denise Coleman, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service's (NRCS) State Conservationist. The new wetlands will replace previously existing wetlands that were impacted by the installation of the Hibernia dam in 1994. Since prior replacement wetlands haven't...

2010-08-13 11:00:00

DAVIS, Calif., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) California State Office received approximately $2.7 million to fund 11 projects through the National Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) program. CIG invests in innovative, on-the-ground conservation technologies and approaches, with the eventual goal of wide-scale adoption to address water quality and quantity, air quality, energy conservation, and environmental markets, among other...

2010-08-09 13:52:00

DAVIS, Calif., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Students from Arlington High School in Riverside took first place at the annual environmental education competition on August 5, held at California State University in Fresno and Reedley College in Reedley, California. This was California's best showing in its 18-year history in the competition. The top five winners for 2010 included Delaware, Minnesota, Florida and Maryland, respectively. California also took first place in the Soils...

2010-08-05 12:46:00

DAVIS, Calif., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seven private companies and conservation and agricultural organizations have been awarded Conservation Innovative Grants (CIG) totaling $375,000. The ultimate goal of the grants is to help the Agency and California farmers and ranchers with technical tools to protect natural resources. State Conservationist Lincoln E. Burton of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced the awarding of the grants that range from less than...

2010-07-15 18:05:00

DAVIS, Calif., July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California farmers and landowners submitted more than 340 applications to participate in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), resulting in 201 contracts awarded and more than $3 million for land stewards, announced California State Conservationist Ed Burton, with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), authorized in the 2008 Farm Bill, is the successor of the Conservation...

2010-07-12 17:59:00

DAVIS, Calif., July 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) California State Office received approximately $2.5 million to fund seven projects through the Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI). CCPI helps farmers and ranchers on agricultural and non-industrial private forest lands achieve natural resource benefits such as clean air, clean water, productive soils and abundant wildlife. "This unique program allows us to partner...


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