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NRCS White Oak Initiative Sign-Up in North Alabama

Dan Alabama, Forestry, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama wants to remind landowners sign-up is underway for a new initiative focused on increasing the number of white oak timber stands in north Alabama. According to the United States Forest Service’s Forest Inventory, white oak regeneration is not keeping pace with the amount of white oak timber being harvested and if not reversed, could …

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NRCS Announces White Oak Initiative Sign-Up in North Alabama

Dan Alabama, Forestry, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama has announced the White Oak Initiative, which is focused on increasing the number of white oak timber stands in the northern part of the state. According to the U.S. Forest Service’s Forest Inventory, white oak regeneration is not keeping pace with the amount of white oak timber being harvested. And if this trend is …

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Signup Batching Deadline Announced for Alabama’s Natural Resources Conservation Service Landscape Initiatives

Dan Alabama, Forestry, USDA-NRCS

USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist for Alabama Ben Malone announced that October 19, 2018 is the signup batching date for producers for 2019 program funding for the following national landscape initiatives: Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) which includes only 3 national landscape initiatives identified below. These include: Gopher Tortoise Habitat Improvement: includes forestry practices and prescribed burning for pre-commercial thinning. …

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Gov. Ivey Lends Assistance to State Forestry Agency

Dan Alabama, Forestry

Although only in office a few weeks, Gov. Kay Ivey is helping to shore up a state agency important to rural Alabama. State Forester Rick Oates said Ivey told him she intends to release nearly $500,000 from the governor’s discretionary departmental emergency fund to help the budget-stressed Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC). Last year’s drought-related fires took a toll on the …