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News - Deadline for New Trinity County Forestland EQIP Initiative Signup is April 19, 2013

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Deadline for New Trinity County Forestland EQIP Initiative Signup is April 19, 2013

John George (530) 623-3991, ex. 103
Dave Sanden (530) 527-2667, ex. 107

WEAVERVILLE, Calif., March 11, 2013—The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications for funding to apply conservation practices on non-industrial private forestland in Trinity County. The application deadline is April 19, 2013.

This special funding is being made available through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) under a new Trinity County Forestland EQIP Initiative. The initiative is designed to address resource concerns resulting from several recent wildfires in Trinity County that have destroyed large tracts of timber and increased sediment in streams, rivers, and reservoirs. The county has five rivers listed as impaired water bodies due to sediment under the Clean Water Act.

Conservation practices funded through this initiative will help to increase the resilience of forest lands by addressing post-wildfire impacts, reducing future wildfire risks, reducing soil erosion, minimizing the impacts to water quality, and enhancing fish and wildlife habitat.

For a program description and more information on this initiative, contact the NRCS office in Weaverville at (530) 623-3991.


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