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NRCS Accepting Applications for Upper Clark Fork Conservation Program

Contact:
Glen Green
(406) 415-4046 or (406) 415-4040


Bozeman, Mont., Feb. 17, 2017—Agricultural producers in Montana’s Upper Clark Fork Watershed area have until March 17, 2017, to apply for financial assistance for conservation practices funded through the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program.

In February 2016, a proposal submitted by the Watershed Restoration Coalition was accepted by NRCS to be funded through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program. The program will provide funding for partnership projects between public (Federal and State) and private entities and nongovernmental organizations.

The Upper Clark Fork project makes available a special five-year funding pool that NRCS will use to fund projects in the Upper Clark Fork watershed area. This is the first year funding is being made available. NRCS anticipates funding projects each year for the duration of the project.

The RCPP project will promote grazing lands health, forestland health, water quality and quantity, and habitat improvements for at-risk fish species. Conservation practices may include stockwater developments, fencing, brush management, forest pre-commercial thinning and irrigation system improvements.

To apply for financial assistance, visit the NRCS field office located at 1002 Hollenback Lane in Deer Lodge. For additional information contact Glen Green, NRCS district conservationist, at (406) 415-4046 or (406) 415-4040.

Applicants that operate as an entity are required to have a DUNS number and have that number registered with SAM.gov prior to submitting their application for funding consideration.