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Celebrate the Soil!

Healthy soil is fundamental to life and full of life! There are more microbes in one handful of soil than there are humans on the earth. It is a complex habitat of mineral and organic particles, microscopic organisms and larger animals, and plant roots critical to a healthy world.

New Easement Funding Targeted for Wetlands

NRCS is now accepting proposals for partnership projects to protect, restore, and enhance critical wetlands through the new Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership (WREP). Proposals must be submitted to the Virginia State Office by July 31, 2015.

New Funds Available for Forestry Practices

NRCS is now making $470,000 available to increase adoption of forestry practices statewide through the new RCPP Forestry Program. This partnership project with the VA Dept. of Forestry offers funds for Forestry Management Plans and practices like prescribed burning and planting trees/shrubs.

Three VA Dam Projects Funded in 2015

NRCS is investing $19.3 million to rehabilitate three Virginia dams to protect public health, safety, and critical infrastructure in Augusta, Rockingham, and Culpeper counties, and the towns of Bridgewater and Culpeper. Selected dams are Upper North River 77 and Mountain Run 11 and 50.

Conservation Client Gateway Offers New Way to Interact with NRCS

Conservation Client Gateway, a new public website, allows you to request technical and financial assistance, review and sign conservation plans, request and track payments for your completed contract items, and much more.



J.D. Hill Soil Health Profile

Learn more about Virginia soil health champions like J.D. Hill.

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