SWCD seeks input on natural resource concerns

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The Ohio County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold a public meeting on Monday, Sept.12th at 6 p.m. at the Ohio county Courthouse.

The Ohio County Soil and Water Conservation District is seeking input into the natural resources concerns of the county. The District, along with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, is in the process of setting the priorities for program work for 2017.

The primary tool for identifying natural resources concerns is a checklist provided by the NRCS. By ranking these concerns both the District and NRCS will be able to provide local, state, and federal programs to help accomplish projects related to the identified concerns.

The NRCS uses the list of the top resource concerns identified through this process for Ohio County in ranking applications for programs like the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). Currently the NRCS is accepting applications for programs that provide incentive payments for conservation practices to be installed in 2017.

Everyone is invited to attend the meeting to help set the natural resource priorities and concerns for 2017. Please contact the Ohio County Soil and Water Conservation District at 812-438-1241 or email matt.jarvis@in.usda.gov to make a reservation.

You may also contact the District Office if you can not attend this meeting but would like more information on programs available for natural resource management and the installation of conservation practices.