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New Publication on Farm Bill Programs and Habitat Conservation

October 19, 2010

NSAC is pleased to announce the release of a new publication – Conserving Habitat through the Federal Farm Bill: A Guide for Land Trusts and Landowners.

A group of six organizations came together to contribute to this comprehensive and practical guide for farmers, ranchers, land trusts and other landowners who want to increase wildlife habitat on their land.  Principal author Aimee Weldon, with the Potomac Conservancy, brought together contributing authors from NSAC, the Izaak Walton League of America, Defenders of Wildlife and the Intermountain West Joint Venture.  The Biophilia Foundation and the Living Lands Project at the Defenders of Wildlife provided financial support and the North American Bird Conservation Initiative assisted with the technical content.

The Guide provides:

  • A concise introduction to the Farm Bill and its conservation programs, the agencies involved and general eligibility requirements.
  • Detailed and accessible information on each of the most relevant conservation programs offered through the 2008 Farm Bill that can be used to improve wildlife habitat conservation.
  • Time-saving tips for choosing the right program for your conservation and biodiversity goals, navigating the application process, and increasing the competitiveness of your applications to improve the chances of securing funding.
  • Recommendations on how to use the Farm Bill strategically and how to participate in Natural Resource Conservation Service State Technical Committees and other opportunities to help shape the implementation of the Farm Bill programs and have a voice in local priorities.
  • Case studies, provided by farmer, ranchers, and other landowners and by conservation organizations, that illustrate how land managers have concretely and creatively leveraged Farm Bill dollars to maximize wildlife and habitat benefits.

The guide is available as a pdf document which can be accessed and downloaded from the NSAC website by clicking here.  If you are interested in bulk printed copies, please contact the NSAC office.

Categories: Conservation, Energy & Environment, Grants and Programs

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