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NRCS Seeks Projects to Improve Water Quality in High-Priority Watersheds

Mindi Rambo, Public Affairs Specialist, 208.378.5720

BOISE, Idaho, April 13, 2018 – The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Idaho is offering a second application period for the National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI) in three target watersheds (see map).

The NWQI for Idaho helps farmers and ranchers implement voluntary conservation practices, such as nutrient management, irrigation water management, cover crops, conservation cropping systems, filter strips, terraces and buffers, which protect and improve water quality. Conservation practices enhance agricultural productivity and profitability while also improving water quality. In addition, NRCS works with our various conservation partners as well as State water quality agencies to draw awareness and funding to these critical watersheds. 

“Our continuing work in the Lower Sand Hollow, Dixie Slough and Lower Boise outlet watersheds is helping to address their residents’ water quality resource concerns,” said Jerry Raynor, acting NRCS state conservationist in Idaho. “It is also helping area producers improve their productivity by ensuring valuable soil and nutrients aren’t washed away down the river.”

The sign up for this funding pool period will close May 25. Contact the NRCS Caldwell field office for more information and to apply.


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