USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accpeting sign-ups for three Regional Conservation Partnership Program opportunities to improve water quality, wildlife habitat and soil health. The West Tennessee Floodplain and Wetland Restoration Project involves soil health initiative practices, grade stabilization structures, riparian forest buffer, sediment basins, wetland enhancement, and wetland restoration. Advanced Precision Agriculture for Sustainable Conservation is taking place in the Red River and Lower Cumberland watersheds. Partners will work with producers to improve water quality by maximizing fertilizer uptake, preventing sediment and nutrient losses, using science-based precision agricultural practices, and implementing high-nutrient-reducing structural practices. Additionally, NRCS will invest $4.5 million to assist the American Bird Conservancy and its partners with a multifaceted conservation program that will complement existing efforts to reverse the decline of grassland habitats in the Southeast.
The deadline to submit applications for fiscal year 2019 funding is May 17, 2019.