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NRCS\SWCD Conservation Team - Providing Conservation Technical Assistance to Land Users

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Helping People Help the Land

8.12.2011
NRCS/SWCD Conservation Team
Providing Conservation Technical
Assistance to Land Users

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Louisiana’s Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) work together to provide conservation technical assistance to help land users make sound natural resource management decisions.

Conservation Technical Assistance
can help land users
Maintain and improve private lands and their management
Implement better land management technologies
Protect and improve water quality and quantity
Maintain and improve wildlife and fish habitat
Enhance recreational opportunities on their land
Maintain and improve the aesthetic character of private land
Explore opportunities to diversify agricultural operations
Develop and apply sustainable agricultural systems

For more information about conservation technical assistance, visit the NRCS web site, or contact your local Natural Resources
Conservation Service
office or Soil and Water Conservation District.

 

United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Are you interested in
finding out how
conservation
technical
 assistance
 can help you?
Contact
your local
Natural Resources
Conservation Service

office or
 Soil and Water Conservation District
 

Commitment to Equality
USDA believes every farmer and rancher should be treated equally and fairly, and we are committed to resolving all cases involving allegations of past discrimination by individuals.

Referral Guide for USDA Settlements and Claims Adjudication Process

Women and Hispanic Farmers and Ranchers Claims Adjudication Process
If you believe that USDA improperly denied farm loan benefits to you for certain time periods between 1981 and 2000 because you are a female or because you are Hispanic, you may be eligible to apply for compensation.  To request a claims package by telephone, call 1-888-508-4429.  To request a claims package online, please visit www.farmerclaims.gov
Native American Farmer and Rancher Class Action Settlement (Keepseagle v. Vilsack)
If you are a Native American who was denied a farm loan or loan servicing by the USDA between January 1, 1981, and November 24, 1999, you may be eligible for benefits from a Class Action Settlement.  To request a claims package by telephone, call:  1-888-233-5506.  To request a claims package online, or for more information, please visit:  www.indianfarmclass.com
African American Farmer and Rancher Class Action Settlement (Pigford II)
If you are an African American farmer (a) who submitted a request to file a late claim on or between October 13, 1999, and June 18, 2008, under the 1999 USDA settlement in the earlier class action known as Pigford v. Glickman ("Pigford") and (b) who did not receive a merits determination on your discrimination claim, you may be eligible for benefits from a Class Action Settlement.  To hear information by telephone, call 1-866-950-5547 or 1-866-472-7826.  To find information online, please visit:  www.blackfarmercase.com
USDA NRCS Access Opportunity Equity Partnerships

To find out more about this conservation opportunity and more, contact your local USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service:  Office Locator