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Latest Natural Resources Conservation Service Stories

2012-04-16 10:20:47

NRCS California Celebrates Earth Team Volunteer Week 175 volunteers dedicated 8,300 hours to benefit conservation projects and efforts throughout California DAVIS, Calif., April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California is celebrating National Volunteer Week, April 15-21, 2012, by thanking and honoring its Earth Team volunteers for their service to conservation. Earth Team is NRCS's official volunteer program. Over the past...

2012-04-05 06:22:17

Applications are due to NRCS Offices by April 16 for consideration DAVIS, Calif., April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California will provide $925,000 in technical and financial assistance to farmers and ranchers to protect the Monterey Bay Region. The Monterey Bay Conservation Program is being made available through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program to improve water quality and quantity in this important region....

2012-03-30 06:22:28

Applications are due to NRCS Offices by April 16 for consideration DAVIS, Calif., March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California will provide accelerated technical and financial assistance to farmers and ranchers to improve or enhance aquatic or wildlife habitat on agricultural land. This Wildlife Initiative for Declining Species is being made available through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program. The application...

2012-03-29 06:22:06

DAVIS, Calif., March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California announces four new focus areas where $8.5 million will be made available through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) to help producers undertake water quality and water conservation projects. Applications are due April 20, 2012. "All of these new project areas are being made possible through an NRCS national landscape conservation...

2012-03-28 14:20:35

Innovative partnership preserves working lands and supports efforts of private landowners to conserve habitat for Sage Grouse and the southwestern willow flycatcher DAVIS, Calif., March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has signups underway for wildlife conservation efforts to enhance habitat for Sage Grouse, a ground dwelling bird found in sagebrush steppe areas in eastern parts of the state, and for the endangered southwestern...

2012-03-16 10:20:39

DAVIS, Calif., March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California agricultural producers who are certified organic or transitioning to organic production may qualify for technical and financial assistance through a national organic initiative administered by <acronym>USDA</acronym>'s Natural Resources Conservation Service <acronym>(NRCS)</acronym>. Applications for the second ranking period of 2012 are due at NRCS offices by March 30, for funding...

2012-03-06 19:04:00

USDA Agency awarded at California Rice Commission Reception SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Top leaders from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) were on hand today to receive the California Rice Commission's Circle of Life Award for their pioneering work to help improve wildlife habitat in the state's rice fields. The Circle of Life Award recognizes people and organizations that provide outstanding assistance...

2012-02-13 15:26:00

Short-term Savings Could Be Dwarfed by Long-term Costs to Ag Productivity and Environment WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama's congressional budget request to slash funding for Farm Bill conservation programs in Fiscal Year 2013 by about $600 million could cost more than it saves in the long term, according to a leading conservation group. Farm Bill conservation programs assist farmers, ranchers and private forest landowners in adopting land...

2012-02-09 16:54:00

DAVIS, Calif., Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California announced May 18, 2012, as the deadline to submit project proposals for fiscal year 2012 Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG). Up to $375,000 is available for the California statewide CIG competition. CIG is a voluntary program intended to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies while leveraging...

2012-01-06 14:10:00

$5.8 million available for grassland and farmland conservation programs in California DAVIS, Calif., Jan. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Private landowners interested in protecting their grassland or farmland with this year's funding are encouraged get their applications in soon. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California has set Feb. 15, 2012, as the deadline for accepting applications for both the Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) and Farm and Ranch Lands...