NRCS in Colorado is making available up to $3.85 million in financial and technical assistance through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program.
Application Deadline: May 15, 2015
Ken Sills has had difficulties getting water to his hayfields for years, impacting his ability to use his Grand Junction, Colorado land efficiently.
“I just couldn’t get irrigation to the back of my place,” Sills said.
USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) unveiled an ecosystem-wide model to aid the Southwestern willow flycatcher and help western landowners in six states, including Colorado.
USDA offers a renewal option until Tues., March 31st for eligible agricultural producers and forest landowners with expiring CSP contracts. USDA will also extend the deadline for general sign-up CSP applications until Friday, March 13, 2015.
Clint Evans, former Assistant State Conservationist for Operations in Idaho, reports to the Mile High City to assume his new role as the State Conservationist for the Colorado Natural Resources Conservation Service on Monday, February 23, 2015.
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