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Retired NRCS employee continues his passion for conservation by volunteering

In January, 2010 after 37 years and 3 months of service with the NRCS, Russ Johnsrud retired as a District Conservationist from the Park Rapids, Minnesota field office.  Shortly after he retired Johnsrud became an Earth Team Volunteer (ETV) with NRCS. 

Natural Resources Conservation Service and Forest Service Partnership Continues

The United States Forest Service (FS) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are in their second year of a partnership to help improve the health and resiliency of forest ecosystems where public and private lands meet.

New MRBI Watersheds selected

For the new watersheds of the Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative (MRBI) application acceptance deadlines are:  May 15, 2015 and June 19, 2105.

Agricultural Conservation Easement Program

The United States Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Minnesota is making available up to $1,650,533 in financial and technical assistance through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP).

Implementing the Tools of Soil Health

A Soil Health Workshop held on March 13, 2015 brought together over 107 local farmers, consultants, and conservationists. This half-day workshop held in Marshall, Minnesota at Southwest Minnesota State University campus featured North Dakota (ND) Soil Health Specialist, Jay Fuhrer.

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