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News - Rangeland Conservation Opportunity Extended to May 24

Natural Resources Conservation Service - News Release

Rangeland Conservation Opportunity Extended to May 24

Contacts:
Rob Pearce (Bishop) (760) 872-6111
Holly Shiralipour (Victorville) (760) 843-6882, ex. 106
Hudson Minshew (Lancaster) (661) 945-2604, ex. 110
Jim Cairns (530) 792-5693

RIVERSIDE, Calif., May 17, 2013—The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Bishop, Victorville and Lancaster, Calif., is accepting applications for financial and technical assistance to improve rangeland health through May 24, 2013. Eligible counties include Inyo, Eastern Kern, San Bernardino and southern Mono.

"We are happy to offer ranchers in this eastern Sierra High Desert region an opportunity to work with us to optimize the condition of their rangeland," said District Conservationist Rob Pearce. "Healthy rangeland with a good distribution of plants and functioning soils and streams provides the best possible landscape for simultaneously supporting both our livestock industry and wildlife habitat."

Applications are funded through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and ranked by the level of environmental benefits provided by the proposed project. Selected applicants receive EQIP contracts that share conservation costs with the landowner. Typically, the financial award represents approximately half the cost of the conservation work.

Applications are taken year round, but funding decisions are made periodically as announced by the Agency. Applications that cannot be funded at this time will be kept on file and may be funded later if additional resources become available.

For more information, please contact the following NRCS offices:

  • Bishop Field Office, 270 See Vee Lane, Bishop, CA 93515, or call (760) 872-6111.
  • Victorville Service Center, 15415 W. Sand St., #103, Victorville, CA 92392, or call (760) 843-6882.
  • Lancaster Service Center, 44811 N. Date Ave., Ste. G, Lancaster, CA 93534, or call (661) 945-2604.

Additional information on NRCS’s conservation programs can be found at www.ca.nrcs.usda.gov/programs.

NRCS has provided leadership in a partnership effort to help America's private land owners and managers conserve their soil, water and other natural resources since 1935. For more information on NRCS, visit www.nrcs.usda.gov.

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