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USDA Promotes Forest Management

Rebecca Haddix

 Have you thought about improving your forestland to benefit conservation, wildlife, and/or timber production? Would you like to seek help to make that a reality?  The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) would like to help with planning your future objectives and goals.

The USDA-NRCS local offices would like to inform you of the various forest management programs offered through the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) and the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). Qualified landowners can receive financial and technical assistance to properly manage wood lots and forestland. These programs offer practices such as forest management plans, forest stand improvement, wildlife habitat improvements, conservation plantings for pollinators, tree/shrub plantings, suppression of invasive species, access control, and riparian forest buffers.  

Conservation management of our natural resources can be one of the single greatest things we can do for our wildlife and planet. Did you know forestland makes up approximately 80% of the Earth’s biomass?  Many animals call the forestland home.  The folks at your local NRCS office are eager to answer any questions you may have about the programs and assist you with an application.  

Visit your local USDA Service Center or our website for more information:


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