Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) are competitive grants that stimulate the development and adoption of innovative approaches and technologies for conservation on agricultural lands.
A grant from the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is helping some immigrant farmers in Southern Maine learn about conservation practices and increase their crop production.
Implementation of soil-health management practices – like no-till farming and cover crops – can help increase organic matter in the soil, reduce soil compaction, and even improve nutrient storage in the soil.
NRCS and The Trust for Public Land, in conjunction with the Maine Mountain Collaborative, have announced that $4.6 million in federal funds will be directed toward a project to help improve inadequate fish and wildlife habitat in Maine’s western mountains.
For more than 80 years the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and its predecessor the Soil Conservation Service, have been helping to address natural resource concerns.
Beginning Farmers Resource Network of Maine
Conservation Activity Plans
Field Office Technical Guide
Conservation Client Gateway
NRCS Civil Rights Program
NRCS Websites & Additional Assistance
A list of Web-based resources for access to natural
resource data collected by NRCS.
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Information on Limited English Proficiency.
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