Pasture and forest landowners in the War Eagle Creek watershed are invited to a field day to learn about management practices that can improve forested and grazed lands. Practices to be covered will include ponds, unpaved roads, how to manage erosion, and pasture improvement techniques. Participants will learn about practical conservation practices and how to apply for financial assistance to cover 75%, or up to 90%, of the cost. Technical assistance will be provided to help fill out applications for funding and set up free site visits.
The workshop will be held at the Spurlock Farm near Huntsville on November 15, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; lunch will be provided at no cost.
Beaver Watershed Alliance is working with event partners, including USDA-Natural Resource Conservation Services, USDA-Farm Service Agency, and additional sponsorship provided by Beaver Water District and Cargill Cares.
The Land Management Field Day is a program in conjunction with the War Eagle Creek Watershed Initiative (WECWI) Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), funded by the US Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Services. Over $2 million in funding is dedicated to landowners in the War Eagle watershed to improve land and water resources. War Eagle Creek contributes 1/3 of the water supplies to Beaver Lake, our region’s drinking water source. The RCPP program started in 2023 and will go through 2027; however, funding is limited, and landowners are encouraged to start the application process now.
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