Conservation agency seeks local input at annual meetingNews - Published on: August 04, 2012
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Dawson County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and the Local Work Group invite the public to their annual Conservation Stakeholder’s Meeting on Sept. 4, at 9:30 a.m. at the USDA Service Center, 109 NE 14th Street, in Lamesa.
Each year, the Local Work Group hosts a public meeting to determine the resource concerns and needs of the area and how to best address those needs.
The NRCS and their local conservation partner, the Dawson County SWCD, provide agriculture producers with professional consultation and financial assistance through Farm Bill conservation programs to apply conservation practices on their land that address soil erosion and health, water quality and quantity issues, as well as wildlife habitat.
The Local Work Group includes community agricultural producers, owners/operators of nonindustrial private forest land, professionals representing agricultural and natural resource interests, and individuals representing a variety of disciplines in the soil, water, wetland, plant, forestry, and wildlife sciences who are familiar with agricultural and natural resource issues
All landowners and land managers in Dawson County are encouraged to attend and participate in this meeting. This open discussion public meeting will focus on identifying area natural resource concerns that can be addressed using conservation programs and activities.
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