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Conservation Connection e-blast - September 28, 2012

Conservation Connection e-blast

 

Conservation Connection e-blast...the latest news from NRCS Massachusetts and our partners


lightbulb surrounded by laurelNRCS awards Conservation Innovation Grants for three Massachusetts projects 

Christine Clarke, Massachusetts State Conservationist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced nearly $217,000 in Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) for three projects that will stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies to address water quality and quantity, air quality, energy conservation, and other natural resource issues.


 

hands holding soilFranklin County Soil Survey is complete!

Soil maps and data for all of Massachusetts are now on-line.

Christine Clarke, Massachusetts State Conservationist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is pleased to announce that the Soil Survey of Franklin County, Massachusetts is now available on-line. The completion of Franklin County means that soil survey users can now access digital soils information for the entire Commonwealth through NRCS’ Web Soil Survey.


 

MFEP Farm Energy Guide coverNew Massachusetts farm energy guides help farmers save energy and money

Local farmers looking to cut energy costs can now plug into a wealth of information contained in the series of guidebooks released by the Massachusetts Farm Energy Program (MFEP). A project of Berkshire-Pioneer Resource Conservation & Development, MFEP is celebrating the national release of Massachusetts Farm Energy Best Management Practices Guides, now available online at: www.berkshirepioneerrcd.org.


 

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Helping People Help the Land

NRCS Massachusetts State Office: 451 West Street, Amherst, MA 01002 | 413-253-4350 | fax 413-253-4395 | www.ma.nrcs.usda.gov  

Christine S. Clarke, State Conservationist

Massachusetts Conservation Connection editor: Diane Baedeker Petit, Public Affairs Officer

NRCS field offices are located at USDA Service Centers in Barnstable, Greenfield, Hadley, Holden, Pittsfield, Westford and West Wareham.
Visit www.ma.nrcs.usda.gov for addresses and phone numbers.

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