Farm Bill Local Work Group Meeting for Lake County
You are invited to the Farm Bill Local Work Group Meeting for Lake County. This meeting will be held on Monday June 22 at 8:30 am. It will be an open discussion opportunity to provide input as to the funding priorities for the Conservation Provisions of the Federal Farm Bill that the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is responsible for implementing. As the local Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD), we work with NRCS to help put practices on the ground. Each year, a local work group is brought together for the purpose of providing input on the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).
During this meeting we can:
- Identify and prioritize resource concerns/practices and develop specific ranking questions
- Identify geographic areas/watersheds to receive priority within the County
- Make technical and programmatic recommendations (are there practices or scenarios that need to be added in order to address a specific resource concern in the County)
- Improve forest health and/or improve wildlife habitat
Your input will be important to helping us implement the new Farm Bill.
Zoom Meeting ID: 824 0070 5558 (password, if prompted: 266802)
Please complete the survey on the link below to help prioritize your resource concerns for the 4 different land uses.
Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZH3YJMS
Check out this amazing video for a look at how important it is to properly design and maintain culverts and other stream crossings for fish passage, not to mention the erosion control benefits this type of work provides.