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Elk Conservation District local work group meetings scheduled June 5 and June 7

Rebecca Haddix

News Release # 18-014                                                                                                                      

Elk Conservation District local work group meetings scheduled June 5 and June 7


The Elk Conservation District in cooperation with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will convene local work group meetings to discuss conservation programs for 2018-2019 and provide guidance for the Focused Conservation Approach (FCA), and the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).

The local work group includes representatives from cooperating federal, state and local agencies, conservation organizations, and the public to provide localized information on natural resource priorities in the Elk Conservation District.

The Elk Conservation District covers Braxton, Nicholas, Clay, and Webster Counties. Andy Sentz, NRCS District Conservationist and his staff work from NRCS field offices in Summersville and Gassaway to cover these counties.

“The local work groups are the foundation of the FCA. The local work group can define conservation needs and help localize efforts to address specific resource concerns,” said Sentz. “Farmers, timberland managers, and those interested in wildlife are encouraged to attend.”

The Elk Conservation District will be holding two local working group meetings which will cover all of Braxton, Nicholas, Webster, and Clay Counties. Landowners are encouraged to attend either meeting. The first meeting will be held at the Elk Conservation District office, 740 Airport Road, Sutton, WV 26601 at 6 p.m., June 5. The second meeting will be at the Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 427 Water Street, Summersville, WV, 26651 at 6 p.m., June 7. For more information contact Sentz at 304-872-1731 or 304-364-1731

If you need an accommodation to participate in this activity or event, please contact Nan Kimble at 304-284-7546, or by e-mail at


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