PLATTSBURGH — The Greater Adirondack RC&D Council and local Soil and Water Conservation Districts have partnered with the New York Natural Resources Conservation Service to bring focused conservation program funding to the region.

The Regional Conservation Partnership Program uses partnerships to coordinate and target resources to address regional conservation goals.

The Greater Adirondack Regional Conservation Partnership Program partnership is announcing a second round of funding in 2019.

Applications must be received by Feb. 15 for targeted conservation projects through the NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program for consideration in the Clinton, Fulton, Hamilton, Saratoga and Warren counties.

All applications are competitive and ranked based on locally identified resource priorities and the overall benefit to the environment.

This special funding is used to implement practices that address localized priority resource concerns. Local SWCD and NRCS offices will work together to aid producers in the project area in developing and implementing conservation practices.

Interested farmers and landowners should contact their local NRCS office for additional information and to obtain an application.

Applicants for practices to manage forest land or shrubland must submit their updated forest management plan to the local office by the application cutoff date to be eligible for consideration in this signup.

Applicants for practices to address farmstead resource concerns must submit their comprehensive nutrient management plan to the field office by the application cutoff date to be eligible for consideration in this signup.

As part of application process, all landowners will need to complete USDA eligibility requirements.

Find eligibility information at: https://tinyurl.com/yda58fwc.

Application information is available at: https://tinyurl.com/ycv93vre.

 

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