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NRCS Announces FY2023 Conservation Assistance and Funding in Southwest Texas for Greater Big Bend Partnership Project

Wildlife such as antelope share the range-lands near  Rangeland near Sauerbier Ranches LLC, where producer Dan Doornbos (vest) and son-in-law ranch operator Ryan Ellis, were able to implement brush management practices and install a solar-powered (photovoltaic) electric well pump and distribution system with the help of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources and Conservation Service (NRCS) John Wagoner (cowboy hat), at Sweetwater Basin, in southwest Montana, on August 27, 2019. Brush manage

The Greater Big Bend Conservation Partnership uses a combination of conservation easements and land management activities to protect rangelands from development, restore wildlife habitat, and protect water resources in Texas.

Temple, Texas, Oct. 6, 2022 — The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Texas is accepting applications for the Greater Big Bend Partnership project through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). The partnership, which is through the Sul Ross State University, is available to applicants in Brewster, Jeff Davis, and Presidio counties. Producers and landowners who are interested and want their application ranked in this funding period are encouraged to submit their applications by the Nov. 4, 2022, deadline date.

Applying for Assistance

NRCS accepts applications for its conservation programs year-round. Applications received after ranking dates will automatically be deferred to the next funding period. Producers, landowners, and forest managers interested in applying for assistance should contact NRCS at their local USDA Service Center.


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