I’m forwarding a NEW program as of Feb. 1. Applications are being taken now through April 1, 2010.
This is an innovative program for our farmers, ranchers & livestock folks in Marshall & Washington Counties within the Lower Little & Big Blue River Watersheds.
Targeted areas are pictured on the map in the Program Summary attached. They include:
1. Cropland & livestock
2. Stream banks
A 10 year contract is ONLY for the Innovative Stream Buffer Program. There is an up front payment of $500/acre and cooperators can choose one or more cover types: clover or alfalfa, native grasses, direct seeding of woody vegetation or natural regeneration or succession of set aside.
Additional practices are included, however, these practices are NOT eligible for a 10 year contract. The practices include: livestock waste management & alternative water sources, stream bank stabilization & water retention & sediment control.
Please contact your local conservation district & NRCS offices for: cost share rates, program summary & details, and the application form.
Lower Little & Big Blue River WRAPS (Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy) is sponsored by Glacial Hills Resource Conservation & Development Region Inc. (RC&D) a non-profit rural development organization in Valley Falls, Ks.
Please call the Conservation Districts in Marysville 785-562-5343, Washington 785-325-2216 or RC&D 785-945-6292 for more information.