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Opportunities for Baker County landowners to maximize mule deer habitat

Apply for financial assistance through the Natural Resources Conservation Service by March 16

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News Release: 2018.01.011

Contact:
Jason Badger, NRCS Baker County
541-523-7121 x108

Tracy Robillard, Public Affairs Officer
503-414-3220, Tracy.Robillard@or.usda.gov

Mule Deer buck in snow - photo by ODFW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BAKER CITY, Ore. — (Jan. 3, 2018) — Private landowners in Baker County may be eligible for financial assistance to help them improve habitat for mule deer and other wildlife.

The funding is available to eligible agricultural producers in the Keating Wildlife Management Unit.

Applications should be submitted to the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office in Baker City by March 16.

NRCS offers financial assistance to help landowners perform conservation activities on their land, such as range plantings, juniper removal, fencing, livestock water facilities, prescribed grazing, pre-commercial thinning, and more.

These conservation practices can improve the health and vigor of rangeland and forestland, while also enhancing habitat for mule deer and other wildlife.

To learn more and to apply, contact the Baker City USDA Service Center at 3990 Midway Lane Baker City, OR 97814, or call Jason Badger at 541-523-7121 ext. 108

Private landowners within the Keating Wildlife Management Unit in Baker County (shown on the map) may be eligible for financial assistance to improve mule deer habitat on their land.