NRCS, Flint River District taking climate resiliency applications
On March 30, the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) announced enrollment for the Climate Resiliency project in Georgia, Florida and Alabama is under way. The deadline for eligible producers in Georgia to apply is April 20.
This multi-state project was selected for funding through last fiscal year’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). The project area is the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, Flint and Ochlocknee river basins in each respective state. The 62 Georgia counties include Banks, Calhoun, Carroll, Chattahoochee, Cherokee, Clay, Clayton, Cobb, Colquitt, Coweta, Crawford, Crisp, Dawson, Decatur, Dekalb, Dooly, Dougherty, Douglas, Early, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Grady, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Harris, Heard, Henry, Houston, Lamar, Lee, Lumpkin, Macon, Marion, Meriwether, Miller, Mitchell, Monroe, Muscogee, Paulding, Peach, Pike, Quitman, Rabun, Randolph, Schley, Seminole, Spalding, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taylor, Terrell, Towns, Troup, Turner, Webster, White, Worth, Union and Upson counties.
Farmers in these Georgia counties looking to improve water use efficiency, energy efficiency and soil health on cropland; mitigate wildfire risk, increase carbon sequestration, and enhance wildlife habitat on forestland; enhance soil health, manage nutrients and improve water quality on grazing land as well as animal feeding operations, should visit their local USDA Service Center and submit their Conservation Program Application (NRCS-CPA-1200) before the April 20 deadline.
The Flint River SWCD, based in southwest Georgia, will lead this multi-state project that begins in the headwaters of northeast Georgia, heading southwest to the Gulf of Mexico.
More information on NRCS conservation programs can be found at http://www.ga.nrcs.usda.gov under the Programs tab.