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NRCS Announces FY2018 Sign-Up for the Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership Projects

Contact:
Brenda Ling, public affairs specialist
(307) 233-6759


The Sublette County Forest Collaborative has received funding through the Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership Projects. Wyoming was one of seven state to be selected for funding. 

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Wyoming received $367,500 in the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) to fund projects that aid in big game migration corridors, enhancing connectivity in wildlife species as they travel between private and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) administered lands.   

Targeted projects include replacement of fences unfriendly to big game animals, including woven wire fences, fences taller than 42” in height, and fences that don’t meet the spacing recommendations for wildlife movement. Preference will also be given to locations closer to USFS boundaries to complement partnership and projects being implemented as recommended by the local forest collaborative. Fences along state highways are not eligible for consideration.   

Eligibility requirements for participation in the EQIP program apply and include compliance with highly erodible land provisions, land eligibility and participant eligibility, including being under an adjusted gross income level.  

The deadline to sign-up for consideration for these funds is Friday, April 20, 2018. If you have questions, please contact the Pinedale NRCS field office, Jennifer Hayward, district conservationist, at 307-367-2257 ext. 110. 

The USFS also received funds to implement projects on their lands, which improve forest health, reduce wildlife risk, and improve watershed function.   

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