NRCS mascot educates Americans on soil conservation for 40-plus years

For more that 40 years NRCS employee, Ernest “Howard” Whitaker's creation "Sammy Soil" has managed to capture the public’s attention.

EQIP Helps Haralson County Landowners Preserve the Land

Elbert and Casey Durden, own 86 acres of forest land along the Tallapoosa River in Haralson County. The Durdens planted 2,200 trees, many in tree tubes.  All the trees are fruit or nut producing trees for the purpose of wildlife habitat and “kid catching”!

Partnerships Key to Establishing Longleaf Pine to Support Wildlife in Georgia

The Longleaf pine ecosystem provides critical habitat for 29 threatened and endangered species. Those threatened and endangered species include the gopher tortoise, indigo snake and red-cockaded woodpecker.

Conservation that Works with Wildlife

Proof that restoration of habitats on our Wetlands Reserve Program easements reaches further than just wetland species, this Eastern Indigo Snake, is a federally threatened snake under the Endangered Species Act.


Are you a USDA farm program participant planning on clearing, draining or manipulating land for agricultural use? If so, you may want to read the following information that can affect your eligibility.

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