longleaf pine forests

Longleaf Pine Initiative for Southeast Landowners

Dan Florida, Forestry, USDA-NRCS

Longleaf pine once covered 90 million acres from Texas to Florida, but today only 3 percent of the habitat remains. So the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants to remind landowners about the Longleaf Pine Initiative, which provides financial and technical assistance for conservation practices to help restore longleaf pine forests and enhance existing stands. Leonard …

conservation stewardship

USDA Offers Renewal Options for Expiring Conservation Stewardship Contracts

Dan Environment, Florida, USDA-NRCS

Agricultural producers wanting to enhance current conservation efforts are encouraged to renew their Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) contract. Through CSP, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) helps private landowners build their business while implementing conservation practices that help ensure the sustainability of their entire operation. Participants with existing CSP contracts expiring on Dec. 31, 2018 can access the benefits of …

wetland

Work to Save Florida’s Wetland Acres

Dan Florida, USDA-NRCS

According to a U.S Fish and Wildlife Service report, nearly half of Florida’s 20.3 million wetland acres have been lost since settlers began draining and diking them back in the 19th century. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida wants to make sure landowners are familiar with the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP), which helps preserve and restore these …

alabama grazing land

Alabama Grazing Pilot Signup Deadline is Thursday

Dan Alabama, Cattle, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama wants to remind eligible livestock producers in the in the Black Belt region that the signup deadline for a Grazing Pilot is March 1. The pilot program will target socially disadvantaged producers in Lowndes, Dallas, Wilcox, Marengo, Hale and Perry counties. Alabama Grazing Pilot Signup Deadline is Thursday