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2011 MRBI Projects Archived

2011 Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watershed Initiative Projects

2011 Arkansas MRBI Projects

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Chief Dave White today announced $14.4 million of targeted funding in fiscal year 2011 to help eligible agricultural producers in the Mississippi River Basin voluntarily implement conservation practices to improve water quality and enhance wildlife habitat.

White announced the selection of five new projects in Arkansas that will provide technical and financial assistance to eligible landowners to implement conservation practices that prevent, control and trap nutrient runoff from agricultural land; and restore and protect wetlands. Nineteen projects were selected nationwide.

“The projects selected in Arkansas will be implemented working with our conservation partners to accelerate conservation treatment to improve water quality, maintain productivity and enhance wildlife habitat,” said NRCS State Conservationist Michael Sullivan. “Funding for the five new projects will total approximately $13.76 million over the next 4 years.”

“These new projects, along with the six projects previously selected in FY 2010, will help us increase the amount of land in Arkansas where practices are installed to reduce the amount of nutrient runoff and soil erosion associated with agricultural production,” Sullivan said.

Funds will be administered through the Conservation Stewardship Program, Environmental Quality Incentives Program and the Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program.

Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative Projects

Five CCPI projects were chosen in Arkansas. The projects, first year funding and sponsors are:

Additional Information

Contacts

Nancy Young
State Resource Conservationist
(501) 301-3134

Kenneth Lee
Assistant Conservationist for Programs
(501) 301-3165