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Conservation amendment proponents hold meeting in Jamestown

April 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

JAMESTOWN — A ballot initiative that would provide funding for wildlife conservation from oil tax revenues was discussed at a meeting held by members of the North Dakotans for Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks at the Jamestown Arts Center on Thursday …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Conservation easements crucial to restoring Grass Lake

February 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLMAR — Two decades of complex negotiations, hydrologic and hydraulic studies, state grants, right-of-way purchases and conservation easements have been slowly woven together to develop a plan to restore Grass Lake near Willmar.
Revised plans th…continue reading on dglobe.com

Effort to restrict conservation easements fails

February 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — Rep. Betty Olson didn’t find many takers Monday for her plan to restrict new conservation easements to no longer than 99 years in South Dakota.

The state House of Representatives rejected her legislation 51-17. The defeat was worse than …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Local Pheasants Forever officers elected

February 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

Pheasant Country, Mitchell’s chapter of Pheasants Forever, recently elected its 2014-15 officers, including a re-election of President Dave Allen.

The banquet directors are Deb Kuchera, Brad Zimmerman and Justin Morrison.

The board of directors…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Other Views: Conservation becomes political force in ND

January 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

Not so long ago, if the North Dakota Industrial Commission had weighed a conservation-minded argument against a pro-development case that had strong industry support, the developers would have won in a rout.
Back then, North Dakota had little patien…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Other Views: Conservation becomes political force in ND

January 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

Not so long ago, if the North Dakota Industrial Commission had weighed a conservation-minded argument against a pro-development case that had strong industry support, the developers would have won in a rout.
Back then, North Dakota had little patien…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

USDA extends deadline for Conservation Stewardship Program signup

January 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

By South Dakota Ag Connection

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service has extended the deadline for new enrollments in the Conservation Stewardship Program for fiscal year 2014.

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USDA extends deadline for Conservation Stewardship Program signup

January 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

By South Dakota Ag Connection

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service has extended the deadline for new enrollments in the Conservation Stewardship Program for fiscal year 2014.

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Applications for Conservation Stewardship Program due January

December 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

HURON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is opening the Conservation Stewardship Program for new enrollments for federal fiscal year 2014. Through Jan. 17, producers interested in participating in the pr…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Conservation stewardship sign-up deadline nears

December 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Public News Service

BOONE, Iowa — The annual enrollment for the Conservation Stewardship Program is under way. And it’s an effort that’s finding success in Iowa. Under CSP, incentives are provided to farmers to strengthen water quality, p…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com