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Ron Brooks, EQIP Manager

208.378.5724


NRCS Accepting Applications for Private Ag Land Affected by Wildfires

Applications due November 15, 2013

Additional Contact:
Alexis Collins, Public Affairs Specialist, 208.685.6978

Pony Fire east of Mountain Home, Idaho. Idaho

Boise, Idaho - October 25, 2013–The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is accepting applications to help agricultural producers rehabilitate private land burned in recent wildfires. The sign-up period is short and applications must be received by November 15, 2013 to be considered for this special funding. 

Idaho NRCS will set aside funding through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program and the Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program for private land wildfire recovery efforts. The funds can be used to help restore privately owned rangelands and forest lands, reduce soil erosion, and re-establish critical wildlife habitat.

“NRCS set aside special funding to help ranchers and agricultural producers rehabilitate land that was impacted by this year’s devastating wildfires,” said Jeff Burwell, Idaho NRCS State Conservationist. “The program can assist producers with post-fire work such as fencing, seeding, livestock water development, herbaceous weed control, and various erosion control practices on rangeland, pastureland and non-industrial private forest land.”

“We hope producers that were not able to sign up for the initial program in September have a chance to visit one of our field offices to get more information,” Burwell said.

For more information, contact your local NRCS office, call our state office at (208) 378-5700, or visit our Web site http://www.id.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/.
 

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