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Driftless Area Selected for Federal Conservation Funding

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced Wisconsin will receive $1.5 million this year to address conservation needs in the Driftless Area through a special Landscape Conservation Initiative. The focus will be to reduce soil erosion and improve fish and wildlife habitat on the working lands, woodlands, prairies, and cold water streams in the Driftless Area. This is the second year of funding for this initiative.

Focus on Grazing, Fish and Wildlife, Reducing Erosion

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced Wisconsin will receive $1.5 million this year to address conservation needs in the Driftless Area through a special Landscape Conservation Initiative. The focus will be to reduce soil erosion and improve fish and wildlife habitat on the working lands, woodlands, prairies, and cold water streams in the Driftless Area. This is the second year of funding for this initiative. Farm and woodland owners in the Driftless Area may apply by March 15 for financial assistance for conservation practices to address resource issues. Many practices are available depending on the land use and conservation need. Interested landowners should contact the NRCS office at the USDA Service Center for their county. Applications received by March 15 will be considered for this year's funds. *More information is available online*<http://www.wi.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/eqip/DALCI/dalci.html> or contact the NRCS office at the USDA Service Center serving your county.

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