Farmers, ranchers and owners for forestland have until March 4 to sign up to participate in the multi-state forestry Cooperate Conservation Partnership Initiative, according to state conservation director, Eric Banks.
The CCPI, now in its second year, provides financial and technical assistance to owners and operators of agricultural and nonindustrial private forestlands.
According to Banks, NRCS in Kansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Nebraska is partnering with their state forestry agencies to address two areas of critical need in these Northern Plains states. These include shelterbelts that are old and no longer providing the benefits they used to and forests along rivers and streams that are in decline due to human-caused changes to river channels and stream flows.
Additional information specific to CCPI projects is available from your local USDA Service Center from the NRCS staff or at www.ks.nrcs.usda.gov/programs. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.