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Maine NRCS Features

Natural resource agencies collaborate for first ‘Kids Conservation Field Day’. Conservation experts teamed up this week to teach some Bangor-area children about the wildlife, soils and forests in their backyard. The “Kids Conservation Field Day” held at the Maine Forest and Logging Museum on July 22 gave 20 local children the opportunity to talk with conservation experts, learn about nature, and just have fun while spending time outdoors.

Growing partnerships: NRCS and Androscoggin farm work for ‘bright future’ in Maine. Due west of Augusta and deep into the farmland of Androscoggin County, the River Rise Farm is growing much more than organic fruits and vegetables. The farm – settled between a gentle left bend in the Androscoggin River and a thick stretch of woods – is continuing to grow a partnership with the USDA that is helping cultivate healthy produce for local wholesalers and restaurants.

USDA and farmer panel highlights Maine women in agriculture. Women’s roles in New England agriculture were put in the spotlight as United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and congressional leaders met with female farmers recently during a visit to Southern Maine.

Conservation Our Purpose Our Passion Logo
Conservation...Our Purpose. Our Passion.
The purpose and passion for conservation is shared among many.  It is shared between NRCS employees and


A dried out field during drought Drought Information 
With good planning, good management, and good information, farms can reduce the impacts of drought.



A bird in a tree in the backyardBackyard Conservation
Shows you how conservation practices that are used on agricultural land across the country to conserve and improve natural resources can be adapted for use on the land around your home.  Bring conservation from the countryside to your back yard.


National NRCS Features

Updated 02/28/2008