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Tygarts Valley Conservation District local work group meeting scheduled, February 24

Rebecca Haddix

The Tygarts Valley Conservation District in cooperation with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will convene a local work group meeting to discuss conservation programs for 2020-2021 and review the long-range plan while identifying local natural resource concerns, reviewing current project plans, and discussing options for future projects.

The local work group includes representatives from cooperating federal, state and local agencies, conservation organizations, and is open to the public. Local farmers, agricultural producers, and forest owners/managers are encouraged to attend. If you have thought about applying for one of the programs NRCS has to offer or have questions about what might be available to you, this meeting is a great opportunity for you to learn more. As part of NRCS’s locally led process of administering programs, public comments will be sought from attendees on how to best prioritize USDA dollars for your local area.

The Tygarts Valley Conservation District covers Barbour, Randolph, Taylor, Tucker, and Upshur Counties. Jared Nestor, NRCS District Conservationist, and his staff work from NRCS field offices in Elkins and Philippi to cover these counties.

The Tygarts Valley Conservation District local working group will meet at the Tygarts Valley Conservation District office, 16346 Barbour County Hwy, Philippi, WV 26416 at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, February 24.  For more information contact Jared Nestor at 304-457-4516, ext. 102.

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